No. 15 WashU Holds on for 5-4 Win over No. 36 Whitewater

No. 15 WashU Holds on for 5-4 Win over No. 36 Whitewater

St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 2019 – The No. 15-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team won its 10th match of the season with a 5-4 victory over No. 36 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Friday at Sunset Tennis Center in St. Louis.

WashU, who has won five of its last six matches, improved to 10-10, while UW-Whitewater lost its fourth-straight match and dropped to 9-10. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles
1.  Gabi Kitchell/Julie Martin (UWW-W) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-6
2. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Sabrina Palavra/Olivia Kraft (UWW-W) 8-2
3. Emma Sass/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Molly Rueth/Paige Nierman (UWW-W) 8-2

Singles:
1.Gabi Kitchell (UWW-W) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Julie Martin (UWW-W) 6-1, 6-1
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Paige Nierman (UWW-W) 6-3, 6-1
4. Sabrina Palavra (UWW-W) def. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 7-6, 6-2
5. Elise Ha (UWW-W) def. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Olivia Kraft (UWW-W) 6-0, 6-0 

Notes:
• WashU is 6-9 against ranked teams this season
• The Bears have won 10 or more matches in all 14 seasons under Kelly Stahlhuth
• Tripathy recorded her 40th career doubles victory
• Park has won seven-straight singles matches and is 9-3 this season 

Up Next:
WashU hosts Centre College on Saturday at 10 a.m. Prior to the match Stahlhuth will honor its three seniors: Lisa ChionisBrigitte Hodge and Libby Jubas.