No. 12 WashU Drops Hard-Fought Match to Swarthmore

Photo by Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photo
Photo by Mary Butkus/WUSTL Photo

Orlando, Fla., March 10, 2019 – The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team could not recover from a 2-1 doubles deficit as the Bears opened its Spring Break trip with a hard-fought 5-4 loss to Swarthmore College Sunday in Orlando. 

Swarthmore improved to 3-2 with the win, while WashU dropped its second-straight match and fell to 4-4.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Lisa Chionis/Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. Sonia Varma/Julia Gokhberg (SWATWT) 8-7 (7-3)
2. Elise Talley/Christina Wang (SWATWT) def. Stephanie Ren/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) 8-7 (8-6)
3. Emma Kassan/V. Fernandez-Ravelo (SWATWT) def. Laurel Wanger/Divya Sharma (WASHUW) 8-6

Singles:
1. Sonia Varma (SWATWT) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-3, 4-6, 12-10
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Emma Kassan (SWATWT) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Sophie Brown (SWATWT) 6-3, 7-5
4. V. Fernandez-Ravelo (SWATWT) def. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) def. Christina Wang (SWATWT) 2-6, 6-4, 10-6
6. Elise Talley (SWATWT) def. Grace Hederick (WASHUW) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8

Notes:
• Chionis and Persky improved to 6-1 at No. 1 doubles
• The Bears are 6-1 this season at No. 3 singles
• The singles win for Hodge was the 40th of her career 

Up Next:
WashU takes on No. 7 Wesleyan (Conn.) Monday at 11:30 a.m. (ET).