April 22, 2008
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins dropped a tough 6-3 match to #7 Mary Washington on Tuesday afternoon in the Blue Jays regular-season finale. Hopkins drops to 13-3 on the season while Mary Washington improves to 21-3. Freshman Yasmine Elamir (Saddle River, NJ/Heritage Academy (SC)) extended her winning streak in singles to 15 straight matches.
Mary Washington picked up wins at first and second doubles to take an early 2-1 lead in the match. At third doubles, Elamir and sophomore Ellen Berlinghof (Fort Washington, PA/Upper Dublin) won 8-6 over Courntey Goimarac and Stacey Rickard.
In singles play, sophomore Anita Bhamidipati (Egg Harbor Township, NJ/Egg Harbor Township High School) lost in straight sets to Becky Morse-Karzen, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Brittany Matava (Denver, CO/Littleton) lost in three to Goimarac, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. Elamir's 15th straight win came at third as she defeated Natalia Fugate 6-1, 6-1. Freshman Abby Dwyer (Stuart, FL/Jensen Beach) won her 16th match of the season with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Kate Malpeli at fouth. At fifth, sophomore Amanda Schubert (Richmond, VA/Mills E. Godwin) lost 6-2, 6-2 to Amy Sheetz. And at sixth, Berlinghof fell 6-2, 6-0 to Jessica Armes.
Hopkins will host the 2008 Centennial Conference Championships April 25 and 27 as the Blue Jays look to defend their title. Hopkins will take on fourth-seed Washington College in the second semifinal at 3:00 pm on Friday. Swarthmore and Muhlenberg will square off in the first semifinal at 11:00 am. The two semifinal winners will meet at 11:00 am on Sunday in the championship match.