St. Louis, Mo., March 23, 2019 – The No. 16-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team dropped its 2019 home opener 5-4 to NCAA Division II No. 18 Drury University Saturday in St. Louis. The match was played at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.
Drury improved to 8-3 with the win, while WashU dropped its sixth-straight match and fell to 4-8.
1. #26 JiaQing Mo/Yu-Ning Lee (DRURY) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-4
2. Stephanie Ren/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Viktoriya Zheleva/J. Jedrychowski (DRURY) 8-4
3. Laurel Wanger/Emma Sass (WASHUW) def. Isabella Melena/Julia Schepp (DRURY) 8-6
1. #21 Yu-Ning Lee (DRURY) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-3
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. #24 Viktoriya Zheleva (DRURY) 6-3, 6-4
3. #32 J. Jedrychowski (DRURY) def. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-4
4. JiaQing Mo (DRURY) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Julia Schepp (DRURY) def. Grace Hederick (WASHUW) 6-1, 6-2
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Isabella Melena (DRURY) 6-0, 6-0
• WashU is 2-7 against ranked teams this season
• Sharma improved to 17-6 in her rookie campaign
• The ranked win for Sharma was the first of her career
WashU will have 12 days off before participating in the Madison Invitational Friday-Saturday, April 5-6 in Madison, Wis.