Johns Hopkins Edges Whitman, 5-4, at Blue-Grey Invitational
• Score: #13 Johns Hopkins-5, #26 Whitman-4
• Records: JHU (3-3) • WC (9-5)
• Location: Fredericksburg, VA • Battleground Athletic Complex
• The Short Story: The 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s tennis team rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to beat 26th-ranked Whitman, 5-4, on Sunday morning. Sophomore Kimberly Zou clinched the win for the Blue Jays.
How it Happened
• Hanna Greenberg and Mary Hill gave the Blues an early 1-0 lead in the match as they beat senior Anna Kankanala and Zou, 8-1, at first doubles.
• Senior Mikey Barthelmass and freshman Sophia Strickland then tied the match with an 8-4 win over Jenna Gilbert and Lori Sheng at third.
• Andrea Gu and Allie Wallin put Whitman back on top heading into singles with an 8-7 (5) win at second over senior Jody Law and junior Caroline Greydak.
• Strickland grabbed the first singles win of the morning and tied the match for the Blue Jays as she defeated Wallin 6-2, 6-2 at second. Law then put Hopkins on top, 3-2, with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Gu at first.
• Hill followed with a 7-6 (2), 0-6, 6-2 defeat of Greydak at third to tie the match at 3. Barthelmass retook the lead for the Blue Jays with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Gilbert at fifth.
• Zou came from behind to beat Greenberg 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 at four to clinch the win for JHU. Sheng closed out the match with a win for the WC, beating sophomore Chrissy Simon 7-5, 6-1 at sixth.
What it Means
• Today’s match was the first-ever meeting between Hopkins and Whitman.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, March 25 as the Blue Jays travel to Carlisle, PA to take on the Dickinson Red Devils. The Centennial Conference opener for both schools is slated for 1:00 pm.