Women’s Tennis Celebrates Senior Day with Top-10 Win

Women’s Tennis Celebrates Senior Day with Top-10 Win

St. Louis, Mo., April 17, 2018– The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team celebrated Senior Day with a 5-4 win over NAIA No. 7 William Woods University Tuesday afternoon at Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis. 

WashU improved to 10-5 with the win, while William Woods fell to 10-5.

Prior to the match, head coach Kelly Stahlhuth honored WashU's three seniors – Grace DeeringKate Lee and Lily Schroeder.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #6 Grace Deering/Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Abigail Lemberger/Julia Mulder (WWU) 8-3
2. Zlata Shuraeva/Julia Perez Wienese (WWU) def. Lily Schroeder/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-3
3. Felicia Cesar/Chelsea Steward (WWU) def. Ashley Lessen/Kate Lee (WASHUW) 8-2

Singles:
1. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. Karyna Sagalai (WWU) 2-6, 6-0, 10-6
2. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Zlata Shuraeva (WWU) 5-7, 6-4, 10-6
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Julia Perez Wienese (WWU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Ana Zavala (WWU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
5. Felicia Cesar (WWU) def. Libby Jubas (WASHUW) 6-3, 1-6, 10-7
6. Chelsea Steward (WWU) def. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-0 

Notes:
• WashU is 7-5 against nationally-ranked teams this season
• Deering upped her career win total to 129, seventh most in school history
• Stahlhuth is four wins shy of 200 for her career 

Up Next:
WashU hosts No. 37 Texas-Tyler on Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. The Bears also welcome No. 39 DePauw on Saturday at 10 a.m.