Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 27, 2018– No. 4 seed Washington University in St. Louis rebounded from a doubles deficit to post a 6-3 win over No. 5 seed Case Western Reserve University in the quarterfinals of the 2018 University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Championship Friday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Sophomore Sanjna Tripathy recorded a pair of victories for WashU, including a straight-set singles win which was the 50thof her career.
WashU won its fourth-straight match to improve to 13-5, while Case fell to 13-4.
1. #19 Nithya Kanagasegar/Madeleine Paolucci (CWR-W) def. #6 Ally Persky/Grace Deering (WASHUW) 8-3
2. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Nina Cepeda/Jessica Liu (CWR-W) 8-3
3. Nicole Cardwell/Peyton Young (CWR-W) def. Ashley Lessen/Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 8-4
1. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) def. #48 Nithya Kanagasegar (CWR-W) 6-3, 7-5
2. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Madeleine Paolucci (CWR-W) 6-4, 6-4
3. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Jessica Liu (CWR-W) 6-0, 6-3
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Mira Amin (CWR-W) 6-3, 6-3
5. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Nicole Cardwell (CWR-W) 6-2, 6-4
6. Peyton Young (CWR-W) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-3)
• The win for head coach Kelly Stahlhuth was the 199thof her career
• WashU trailed after doubles play for the seventh time this season
• The Bears are 9-5 against nationally-ranked teams this year
• Persky has won 10-straight singles matches and is 15-3 this season
• Deering has won six-straight singles matches, and the ranked win was her second of the season
WashU takes on top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Emory University in the UAA Semifinals Saturday at 2 p.m. (ET).