April 5, 2014
BALTIMORE, MD – The top-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s tennis team won and lost in a pair of split squad matches on Saturday. Hopkins suffered its first loss of the season in a 7-2 defeat at third-ranked Emory in Atlanta. Back home in Baltimore, Hopkins shut out visiting Ursinus, 9-0, to remain unbeaten in Centennial Conference play. The Blue Jays are now 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference.
The Eagles jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles with wins at first and third. Freshman Mikey Barthelmass and junior Elaine Baik pulled out a 9-8 (4) win at second as they beat Beatrice Rosen and Madison Gordon. Gabrielle Clark and Michelle Satterfield beat senior Hailey Hogan and sophomore Sydney Lehman, 8-5, at first. And at third, Brenna Kelly and Melissa Goodman were 8-3 winners over juniors Shannon Herndon and Stephanie Rettig.
In singles play, home-standing Emory won five of six matches to end Hopkins’ season-opening 11-match win streak. Clark pushed the Eagles’ lead to 3-1 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over freshman Amanda Austi at first. Katarina Su then beat Herndon 6-0, 6-3 at sixth and Satterfield clinched the win at third with a 6-4, 6-3 win over freshman Ashnaa Rao, who was playing her first match in more than a month. Goodman followed with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Hogan at fourth. Lehman picked up the Blue Jays’ lone point of singles with a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Rosen at second. Gordon closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Baik at fifth.
Meanwhile in Baltimore, Hopkins dropped a total of 19 games in six singles and three doubles matches to earn the win over Ursinus. Freshman Jody Law and senior Lauren Fields won 8-3 at first doubles over Heather McMasters and Christina Cromwell. Junior Kaitlin Pfisterer and freshman Anna Kankanala beat S.J. Seabra and BreAnna Bashaw, 8-6, at second. And at third, freshman Savannah de Montesquiou and sophomore Kara McDonough defeated Audrey Whitebloom and Christine Palazzolo, 8-1.
In singles play, Hopkins swept all six matches in straight sets while losing just nine games. Law was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at first over Whitebloom while senior Abby Clark won 6-1, 6-1 over Bashaw at second. Kankanala defeated Seabra 6-2, 6-0 at third and Pfisterer won with an identical score over Cromwell at fourth. Freshman Amanda Soo Ping Chow lost just one game in her win over Robin Alsher at fifth and Fields did not drop a game in beating Sydney Dodson-Nease at sixth.
Hopkins is back in action on Saturday, April 12 as the Blue Jays host Washington College at 12:00 pm.