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Maroon women's tennis races past Principia and John Carroll

Marjorie Antohi
Marjorie Antohi

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago women's tennis team kept rolling with a 9-0 shutout of Principia College and an 8-1 victory over John Carroll University on Saturday.

The No. 10-ranked Maroons improved to 7-0 and have not surrendered more than one match in any of their duals this season.

UChicago started the afternoon against Principia and steamrolled its way to capture all nine matches. Two of the three doubles spots were 8-0 finals. In singles, the Maroons only allowed three total games in five of the matches. Sophomore Rachel Kim, senior Tiffany Chen and freshman Alyssa Rudin all picked up 6-0, 6-0 wins.

The Maroons continued their dominance versus John Carroll with two more 8-0 shutouts in doubles. The hosts then took five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Freshman Marjorie Antohi won her No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-0.

"These were some great matches as our final tune-ups before the ITA Indoor National Championships," Head Coach Jay Tee said. "We had a chance to compete, to work on a few things and gain some confidence before heading to Tennessee. I'm very pleased with the aggressiveness of our doubles and our focus in singles. It would be easy to lose focus in a match like this, but everyone took care of their business."

UChicago 9, Principia 0
Singles

1. Ariana Iranpour (UC) def. Paige Cooley (PRIN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
2. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Gracie Buchanan (PRIN) 6-0, 6-1
3. Rachel Kim (UC) def. Nathalie DeLoach (PRIN) 6-0, 6-0
4. Tiffany Chen (UC) def. Brittany Duke (PRIN) 6-0, 6-0
5. Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Caitlin Carney (PRIN) 6-0, 6-1
6. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Anh Vu (PRIN) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Rachel Kim (UC) def. Paige Cooley/Caitlin Carney (PRIN) 8-1
2. Tiffany Chen/Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Anh Vu/Brittany Duke (PRIN) 8-0
3. Ariana Iranpour/Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Nathalie DeLoach/Zoe Boyman (PRIN) 8-0

UChicago 8, John Carroll 1
Singles

1. Lauren O'Malley (JCU) def. Ariana Iranpour (UC) 7-5, 6-1
2. Marjorie Antohi (UC) def. Madisyn Rini (JCU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Rachel Kim (UC) def. Nicolette Bourlas (JCU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Tiffany Chen (UC) def. Katherine Devine (JCU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Jennifer Stroyne (JCU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Molly Traverso (JCU) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles
1. Marjorie Antohi/Rachel Kim (UC) def. Lauren O'Malley/Madisyn Rini (JCU) 8-0
2. Tiffany Chen/Alyssa Rudin (UC) def. Jennifer Stroyne/Natalie Bourlas (JCU) 8-0
3. Ariana Iranpour/Estefania Navarro (UC) def. Ivana Didovic/Nicolette Bourlas (JCU) 8-3

NEXT MATCHES:

  • Friday-Sunday, Mar. 3-5 – UChicago at ITA Division III Indoor Team Nationals (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)