No. 13 WashU Drops 3rd-Place Match to No. 9 Carnegie

No. 13 WashU Drops 3rd-Place Match to No. 9 Carnegie

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 29, 2018– No. 4 seed Washington University in St. Louis suffered a 5-4 defeat to No. 2 seed Carnegie Mellon University in the third-place match of the 2018 University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Tennis Championship Sunday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Carnegie Mellon improved to 19-4 with the win, while WashU finished regular season play with a 13-7 mark.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #10 Cori Sidell/Courtney Ollis (CMUW) def. #6 Grace Deering/Ally Persky (WASHUW) 8-6
2. #5 Vinaya Rao/Melissa Strome (CMUW) def. Lisa Chionis/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 8-5
3. Brigitte Hodge/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Katie Lai/Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) 9-8 (7-2) 

Singles:
1. #34 Cori Sidell (CMUW) def. #18 Grace Deering (WASHUW) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
2. #17 Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. #31 Vinaya Rao (CMUW) 6-4, 6-4
3. Jamie Vizelman (CMUW) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Katie Lai (CMUW) 7-5, 6-3
5. Melissa Strome (CMUW) def. Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 6-2, 7-5
6. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. #33 Hannah Rosenfield (CMUW) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0

Notes:
• WashU trailed after doubles play for the ninth time this season
• The Bears are 9-7 against nationally-ranked teams this year
• Carnegie (No. 9) and WashU (No. 13) are both ranked in the top-15 nationally
• Lessen picked up her third nationally-ranked win in singles
• Chionis' win over a nationally-ranked opponent was the first of her career 

Up Next:
The 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championship bracket will be announced Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. The Bears are seeking their 11th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance and 19th overall.