Johns Hopkins Tops Haverford, 8-1
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Score: #20 Johns Hopkins-8, Haverford-1
Records: JHU (6-7, 6-0 CC) HC (9-3, 5-2 CC)
Location: Baltimore, MD Marshall Tennis Courts
The Short Story: The 20th-ranked Johns Hopkins women's tennis team remained unbeaten in conference play with an 8-1 win over host Haverford Saturday.
How it Happened
Playing singles first, Hopkins jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the match before sweeping the doubles matches. Junior Katie Gauch dropped just one game in her win over Clara Farrehi at fifth singles. Freshman Anjie Kashyap earned a 6-1, 6-2 win over Julia Gan at first. Junior Chrissy Simon won by the same score over Ananya Prakash at sixth.
Senior Kimberly Zou dropped only four games in her win, 6-2, 6-2 over Greta Koch at third. Freshman Dhanya Asokumar then clinched the win for the Blue Jays with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Emily Shutman at fourth. Jane Bary picked up the lone point for the Fords with a close 7-6 (1), 4-6, 1-0 (9) win over sophomore Sophia Strickland at second.
In doubles play, Hopkins lost a combined seven games en route to the sweep. Kashyap and Strickland beat Shutman and Bary 8-2 at first. Zou and Asokumar won 8-4 at second over Koch and Gan. Gauch and freshman Margo Gerke needed just nine games to beat Clara Farrehi and Jia-Ling Tuan at third.
What it Means
Hopkins moves to 24-7 all-time against Haverford and wins its 23rd straight in the series. The one point by the Fords is the first the Blue Jays have surrendered in conference play this season.
Hopkins runs its conference win streak to 116 in regular season matches.
Zou moves into a tie for 23rd in school history in career singles wins (33) and tied for 24th in career doubles wins (33). She is also tied for 22nd with 66 combined career wins.
Hopkins is back on the court on Sunday, April 15 as the Blue Jays travel to Fredericksburg, VA to take on 18th-ranked Mary Washington.