No. 15 WashU Tops No. 33 Case for Third-Straight Win

No. 15 WashU Tops No. 33 Case for Third-Straight Win

Chicago, Ill., April 13, 2019 – Sophomores Ashley Lessen and Laurel Wanger each picked up a pair of wins to lead the No. 15-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team to a 6-3 victory over No. 33 Case Western Reserve University Saturday in Chicago.

WashU won its third-straight match to improve to 8-9, while Case fell to 7-8. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Madeleine Paolucci/Nicole Cardwell (CWR-W) def. Lisa Chionis/Ally Persky (WASHUW) 8-3
2. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Sneha Karnam/Shreyaa Mukund (CWR-W) 8-3
3. Stephanie Ren/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Nidhi Jha/Mira Amin (CWR-W) 8-4

Singles: 
1. Madeleine Paolucci (CWR-W) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 7-6 (7-6), 7-6 (7-0)
2. Nicole Cardwell (CWR-W) def. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) 2-6, 6-1, 10-5
3. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Mira Amin (CWR-W) 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 10-6
4. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Sneha Karnam (CWR-W) 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 10-8
5. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Shreyaa Mukund (CWR-W) 6-4, 7-5
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Nidhi Jha (CWR-W) 6-4, 6-4 

Notes:
• WashU is 5-8 against ranked teams this season
• The Bears led after doubles for the ninth time this season
• Lessen picked up the 40th win of her career
• Park was won five-straight singles matches
• Ren and Tripathy have won five-straight at No. 3 doubles and is 6-1 

Up Next:
WashU takes on No. 11 University of Chicago on Sunday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Ill.