No. 12 WashU Drops Tight Match with No. 21 Kenyon

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

Orlando, Fla., March 13, 2019 – The No. 12-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team concluded is Spring Break Trip with a 6-3 loss to No. 21 Kenyon College Wednesday in Orlando.

Kenyon improved to 4-2 with the victory, while WashU suffered its fifth-straight defeat and dropped to 4-7.

Freshman Divya Sharma posted a pair of victories against Kenyon, including a straight-set 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles. Sharma also teamed with freshman Stephanie Ren for an 8-6 victory at No. 3 doubles. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Erika Oku/Maggie Sweeney (KENW) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-4
2. Daria Beshentseva/Ilana Blackwood (KENW) def. Sanjna Tripathy/Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 8-3
3. Stephanie Ren/Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Kayla Pukys/Anna Winslow (KENW) 8-6

Singles:
1. Erika Oku (KENW) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Ilana Blackwood (KENW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Maggie Sweeney (KENW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Daria Beshentseva (KENW) def. Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) 6-3, 6-2
5. Kayla Pukys (KENW) def. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 6-2, 2-6, 10-5
6. Annie Reiner (KENW) def. Grace Hederick (WASHUW) 3-6, 6-4, 10-5 

Notes:
• WashU is 2-6 against ranked teams this season
• The Bears trailed after doubles play for the fourth-straight match
• Sharma improved to 16-6 in her rookie campaign
• WashU is 8-2 this season at No. 3 singles following Hodge's victory

Up Next:
WashU returns home to host NCAA Division II Drury University on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. The match will be played at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.