San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 23, 2019 – The No. 13-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team concluded its trip to the Lone Star State by splitting a pair of matches Saturday in San Antonio, Texas.
The Bears were tripped up by No. 21 and host Trinity University (Texas) 5-4 in the morning match, and then rebounded with an 8-1 win over East Texas Baptist University in the afternoon.
Sophomore Ally Persky won three of four matches on the day, including an upset win with senior Lisa Chionis over the No. 13 ranked doubles team from Trinity. Persky also defeated Division III's No. 14 ranked singles player from ETBU for the first ranked singles win of her career.
#21 Trinity 5, #13 WashU 4
1. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. #13 Zoe Kaffen/Mary Kaffen (TUW) 8-6
2. Caroline Kutach/Megan Flores (TUW) def. Brigitte Hodge/Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) 8-6
3. Stephanie Ren/Sanjna Tripathy (WASHUW) def. Andrea De Leon/Hailey Feuer (TUW) 8-7 (7-4)
1. #43 Caroline Kutach (TUW) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-1
2. Ashley DeBauge (TUW) def. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-2
3. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Zoe Kaffen (TUW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Hailey Feuer (TUW) def. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Andrea De Leon (TUW) 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Mary Kaffen (TUW) def. Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
#13 WashU 8, East Texas Baptist 1
1. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) def. Kaleigh Smith/Olivia Parmelly (ETBU) 8-4
2. Tiffany Stankiewicz/Elisa Kendall (ETBU) def. Sanjna Tripathy/Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Laurel Wanger/Emma Verpoucke (WASHUW) def. Mullika Seekhieo/Tess Willis (ETBU) 8-6
1. Ally Persky (WASHUW) def. #14 Elisa Kendall (ETBU) 6-2, 0-6, 10-7
2. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) def. Tess Willis (ETBU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Grace Hederick (WASHUW) def. Tiffany Stankiewicz (ETBU) 0-6, 6-4, 10-7
4. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Kaleigh Smith (ETBU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Mullika Seekhieo (ETBU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) def. Olivia Parmelly (ETBU) 6-2, 6-2
• Persky picked up her fourth career win over a ranked opponent in doubles
• WashU is 1-1 against ranked team this season
• The victory for Chionis was the third of her career against a ranked opponent
• Sharma has won nine-straight singles matches and is 9-1 this season
WashU takes on No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (5-0) on Friday, March 1 at the 2019 ITA National Team Indoor Championship in Sewanee, Tenn.