Johns Hopkins Edges Mary Washington, 5-4
• Score: #15 Johns Hopkins-5, #17 Mary Washington-4
• Records: JHU (10-4) • UMW (17-5)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • JHU Tennis Courts
• The Short Story: The 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins women’s tennis team edged 17th-ranked Mary Washington, 5-4, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon.
How It Happened
• Seniors Mikey Barthelmass and Ashnaa Rao picked up another big doubles win as they beat Kait Brogan and Taylor Diffey, 8-5, at first doubles. The win is their second straight over a doubles team ranked in the top five in the Atlantic South.
• Ashley Barrows and Rachel Summers then tied the match with an 8-3 win over freshman Sophia Strickland and sophomore Kimberly Zou at second. Junior Caroline Greydak and senior Jody Law put the Blue Jays back on top with a 9-7 win over Danielle Mirabella and Caroline Mosberg at third.
• Law picked up the first singles point with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Diffley at second to put Hopkins up 3-1.
• Mary Washington answered with wins at fifth and fourth singles to tie the match at 3. Hannah Jabusch topped Zou 6-3, 7-6 at fifth and Mosberg followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Greydak at fourth.
• Rao gave the Blue Jays the lead again as she beat Brogan 7-5, 6-2 at first. Strickland then clinched the win with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win over Summers at third. Mirabella took the final point of the match as she won 6-2, 4-0 (retired) against Barthelmass.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 9-10 all-time against Mary Washington and has won seven of the last eight meetings.
• The Blue Jays have won double digits matches for the 13th straight season. Hopkins had just four double digit win seasons in the previous 31 seasons.
• The win is the 125th for head coach Dave Woodring, who is in just his seventh season at the helm.
For the Record
• Rao moved into a tie for eighth in program history with her 48th career singles win.
• Law is now tied for 19th in school history with 35 career doubles wins.
• Hopkins is back in action on Friday, April 14 as the Blue Jays travel to the Main Line to take on the Haverford Fords. The Centennial Conference match is slated for a 4:00 pm start.