Madison, Wis., April 6, 2019 – The No. 16-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team won the third-place match at the Madison Invitational with a 6-3 victory over No. 27 Denison University Saturday in Madison, Wis.
WashU improved to 6-9 with the win, while Denison dropped to 9-8.
The Bears trailed 2-1 after doubles play, but won five of six singles matches to secure the victory.
1. Lauren Hawley/Emma Alsup (DENW) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-5
2. Alex Cash/Hannah Cianciola (DENW) def. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 8-6
3. Sanjna Tripathy/Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) def. Megan Hickey/Ashley Hammons (DENW) 8-5
1. Lauren Hawley (DENW) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Emma Alsup (DENW) 1-6, 6-3, 10-4
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Alex Cash (DENW) 6-2, 6-4
4. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Hannah Cianciola (DENW) 6-1, 1-6, 10-4
5. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Megan Hickey (DENW) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Ashley Hammons (DENW) 6-3, 6-1
• WashU is 4-8 against ranked teams this season
• The Bears have trailed after doubles play in six of the last eight matches
• The victory for head coach Kelly Stahlhuth was the 205th of her career
• Park has won four-straight singles matches
• Ren and Tripathy has won four-straight doubles matches
WashU hosts Principia College on Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m.