No. 12 WashU Upset Bids Fall Short with No. 10 Chicago

No. 12 WashU Upset Bids Fall Short with No. 10 Chicago

Janesville, Wis., April 14, 2018– The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team had its upset bid fall short in a 5-4 loss to No. 10 University of Chicago Saturday in Janesville, Wis.

After falling behind 2-1 after doubles, the Bears tied the match at 4-4 by winning three of the first five singles matches.

Chicago improved to 14-3 with the win, while WashU fell to 9-5. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #6 Ally Persky/Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Antohi, Marjorie/Handa, Claire (UCW) 8-2
2. Xu, Catherine/Ellison, Daryn (UCW) def. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 8-5
3. Navarro, Estefania/Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Libby Jubas/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 8-3 

Singles:
1. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. #4 Handa, Claire (UCW) 1-6, 6-2, 10-4
2. #14 Antohi, Marjorie (UCW) def. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 1-6, 7-5, 10-7
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Xu, Catherine (UCW) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7
4. Navarro, Estefania (UCW) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-8
5. Rudin, Alyssa (UCW) def. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 5-7, 6-1, 10-5
6. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Ellison, Daryn (UCW) 6-4, 6-3

Notes:
• WashU is 6-5 against nationally-ranked teams this season
• Deering upped her career win total to 127, eighth most in school history
• Persky has won seven-straight singles matches and is 12-3 this season
• The Bears lost to Chicago 6-3 in the Midwest Invite Championship match 

Up Next:
WashU hosts NAIA No. 7 William Woods on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. Prior to the match, the Bears will honor its three seniors – Grace DeeringKate Lee and Lily Schroeder.