No. 12 WashU Rallies for Win at No. 39 Whitewater

No. 12 WashU Rallies for Win at No. 39 Whitewater

Janesville, Wis., April 13, 2018– The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team rallied from a doubles deficit for the first time since 2016 for a 6-3 win at No. 39 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Friday in Janesville, Wis.

WashU improved to 9-4 with the win, while Whitewater fell to 15-5. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #7 Bridgid McGuire/Jillian Wallace (UWW-W) def. #6 Ally Persky/Grace Deering (WASHUW) 8-3
2. Alexandra Talyansky/Gabi Kitchell (UWW-W) def. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 8-5
3. Libby Jubas/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Sabrina Palavra/Paige Nierman (UWW-W) 9-8 (7-5)

Singles:
1. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Gabi Kitchell (UWW-W) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
2. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. #42 Alexandra Talyansky (UWW-W) 6-4, 6-3
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Bridgid McGuire (UWW-W) 6-4, 6-1
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Jillian Wallace (UWW-W) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Julie Martin (UWW-W) 7-5, 6-4
6. Paige Nierman (UWW-W) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 6-2, 6-4

Notes:
• WashU is 6-4 against nationally-ranked teams this season
• Persky has won six-straight singles matches and is 11-3 this season
• Head coach Kelly Stahlhuth is five wins shy of 200 for her career
• Deering picked up the 125thwin of her career 
• The win for Lessen over a ranked opponent was the second of her career

Up Next:
WashU takes on No. 10 Chicago in rematch on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Bears lost to Chicago 6-3 in the Midwest Invite Championship match April 7 in Madison, Wis.