Madison, Wis., April 5, 2019 – Junior Zoe Park posted a straight-set win at No. 6 singles to clinch a 5-4 victory for the No. 16-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's tennis team over No. 30 Hope College in the opening round of the Madison Invitational Friday in Madison, Wis.
WashU snapped a six-match losing streak and improved to 5-8, while Hope had its four-match win streak snapped and fell to 8-4.
1. Amanda Bandrowski/Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHUW) 8-3
2. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) def. Sydney Jackson/Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) 8-5
3. Sanjna Tripathy/Stephanie Ren (WASHUW) def. Bailey Chorney/Erin LaBarge (HOPE) 8-2
1. Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Ally Persky (WASHUW) 2-6, 6-2, 10-8
2. #47 Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Divya Sharma (WASHUW) 6-2, 6-3
3. Sydney Jackson (HOPE) def. Ashley Lessen (WASHUW) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHUW) def. Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) 6-3, 6-2
5. Laurel Wanger (WASHUW) def. Bailey Chorney (HOPE) 6-2, 6-2
6. Zoe Park (WASHUW) def. Liz Pniewski (HOPE) 6-4, 6-1
• WashU is 3-7 against ranked teams this season
• Wanger was the lone Bear to pick up a pair of wins
WashU takes on No. 11 Kenyon College in the semifinals Friday at 2p.m. The Bears suffered a 6-3 loss to Kenyon on March 13 in Orlando.