St. Louis, Mo., April 20, 2019 – The No. 15-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team celebrated Senior Day with an 8-1 win over Centre College Saturday at the Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis.
WashU has won six of its last seven matches and improved to 11-10, while Centre fell to 8-7
Prior to the match, WashU honored its three seniors in Lisa Chionis, Brigitte Hodge and Libby Jubas. The trio has helped lead WashU to a 55-38 overall record in four seasons with three trips to the NCAA Tournament, including two NCAA Quarterfinals appearances.
1. Neha Rao/Hannah Doherty (CENTRE-W) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-6
2. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Caroline Stallings/Abigail Kent (CENTRE-W) 8-2
3. Stephanie Ren/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Emily Zelichenok/Grace Headley (CENTRE-W) 8-2
1. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Neha Rao (CENTRE-W) 6-4, 6-3
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Abigail Kent (CENTRE-W) 6-3, 7-5
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Caroline Stallings (CENTRE-W) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Hannah Doherty (CENTRE-W) 7-5, 6-4
5. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Emily Zelichenok (CENTRE-W) 7-6, 6-2
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Grace Headley (CENTRE-W) 6-3, 6-1
• The Bears have won 11 or more matches in all 14 seasons under Kelly Stahlhuth
• Chionis is 73-65 in her four-year career
• Hodge picked up her 50th career singles win and is 64-35 in her career
• Jubas has a 20-13 record in three seasons
• Park has won seven-straight singles matches and is 9-3 this season
• The win for Stahlhuth was the 210th of her career
WashU heads to the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27, in Orlando.