April 26, 2014
BALTIMORE, MD - Host and third-ranked Johns Hopkins beat Swarthmore, 8-1, in both teams' regular season finale Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays completed their eighth straight undefeated Centennial Conference slate and won their 80th consecutive CC regular season match. Hopkins improves to 19-1 overall and 10-0 in the CC and will host next week's conference tournament. The Garnet fall to 8-9 overall and with a 7-3 conference record, are the fifth seed in the CC Tournament.
Senior Hailey Hogan and sophomore Olivia Kasten gave Hopkins its first point of the match as they beat Lia Carlson and Alli Wong, 8-3, at first doubles. Juniors Kaitlin Pfisterer and Macie Wilkins then defeated Katie Samuelson and Brooke Wilkins, 8-4, at second. Senior Lauren Fields and freshman Amanda Soo Ping Chow wrapped up doubles at third as they beat Gayatri Iyengar and Jackie Lane, 9-7.
Freshman Ashnaa Rao needed to play just 13 games to beat Carlson 6-0, 6-1 at first singles. Classmate Anna Kankanala won at second, defeating Samuelson 6-2, 6-2. M. Wilkins dropped just two games in a 6-2, 6-0 win over B. Wilkins at fourth. Soo Ping Chow clinched the win for Hopkins as she beat Iyengar by the same score at fifth. Fields also won in straight sets with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Lane at sixth. Wong picked up the Garnet's lone point of the match with a 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (13-11) win over Pfisterer at third.
Hopkins earns a first-round bye in the CC Tournament and will host the winner of the Muhlenberg-Swarthmore first round match on Saturday, May 3. The match time will be announced Monday morning.