HOLLAND, Mich. – The University of Chicago women's tennis team concluded its three-match road trip to Michigan with wins over Hope College and Case Western Reserve University on Saturday.
The No. 8-ranked Maroons ran their record to 5-0 on the season.
First on the docket was No. 28-ranked Hope (1-3 record). With the two teams splitting matches at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, the matchup at No. 1 took on additional importance. Finally, the first-year duo of Perene Wang and Claudia Ng prevailed 8-6 to give their team the 2-1 lead.
In singles play, the Flying Dutch captured both of the top spots. However, UChicago held sway in the rest of the lineup, taking the remaining Nos. 3-6 in straight sets.
Then the Maroons had an afternoon encounter with a fellow conference school in No. 29-ranked Case Western Reserve (2-2 record). This time, UChicago swept all three doubles positions by scores of 8-4, 8-4 and 8-1.
Singles brought closer competition. The Spartans earned its lone point at No. 1 singles while pushing for a first-set tiebreak at No. 2 and a third-set super tiebreak at No. 5. Once again, UChicago's depth of talent proved up to the task as the Maroons collected the final five wins.
UChicago 6, Hope 3
1. Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Lauren Park (UC) 6-4, 6-0
2. Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Catherine Xu (UC) 6-4, 6-4
3. Nicole Semenov (UC) def. Leah Newhof (HOPE) 7-5, 6-2
4. Claudia Ng (UC) def. Sydney Jackson (HOPE) 6-0, 6-2
5. Perene Wang (UC) def. Bailey Chorney (HOPE) 6-0, 6-1
6. Eugenia Lee (UC) def. Liz Pniewski (HOPE) 6-4, 6-1
1. Perene Wang/Claudia Ng (UC) def. Claire Hallock/Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE) 8-6
2. Leah Newhof/Sydney Jackson (HOPE) def. Eugenia Lee/Catherine Xu (UC) 8-3
3. Lauren Park/Brigitte Wu (UC) def. Bailey Chorney/Delanie Riebschleger (HOPE) 8-1
UChicago 8, Case Western Reserve 1
1. Maddie Paolucci (CWR) def. Lauren Park (UC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Catherine Xu (UC) def. Savannah Bright (CWR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
3. Claudia Ng (UC) def. Shreya Ramani (CWR) 6-3, 7-5
4. Nicole Semenov (UC) def. Mira Amin (CWR) 6-0, 6-2
5. Perene Wang (UC) def. Nicole Cardwell (CWR) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4
6. Brigitte Wu (UC) def. Nina Hoog (CWR) 6-2, 6-3
1. Perene Wang/Claudia Ng (UC) def. Maddie Paolucci/Savannah Bright (CWR) 8-4
2. Eugenia Lee/Catherine Xu (UC) def. Nicole Cardwell/Shreya Ramani (CWR) 8-4
3. Lauren Park/Brigitte Wu (UC) def. Nidhi Jha/Nina Hoog (CWR) 8-1
- Saturday, Feb. 22 – UChicago at Cardinal Stritch University