Filiopoulos Clinches Match with Win at No. 4 Singles
BALTIMORE, Md. — The Washington College women's tennis team, ranked 39th in Division III and eighth in the Atlantic South region, defeated Swarthmore, ranked 16th in the region, 5-1 in a Centennial Conference women's tennis semifinal today at Johns Hopkins. The Shorewomen advanced to tomorrow's championship match and improved to 14-3 overall with the win, while the Garnet end the season with a 9-7 record.
#39 Washington College 5, Swarthmore 1 (Centennial Conference Semifinal)
- The Shorewomen took a 1-0 lead courtesy of an 8-1 win by Krista Filiopoulos and MP Hubert over Ashley Gao and Rachel Bronkema at No. 3.
- Rachel Martinez and Julie Lazer followed with an 8-6 win against Julia Gokhberg and Anna Scheibmeir at No. 2 after winning the final five games of the match.
- April Weaver and Marielle McIntyre, ranked 12th in the region in doubles, finished the doubles sweep for Washington with a 9-8(4) win against Maria Cuervo and Alli Wong at No. 1.
- Swarthmore got on the board when Bronkema completed a 6-2, 6-3, win against Hubert at No. 5.
- The Shorewomen got within a point of winning the match thanks to a 6-3, 6-2, victory by Martinez over Arya Jemal at No. 3.
- Filiopoulos notched the winning point with her 7-5, 6-0, win against Scheibmeir at No. 4.
- The rest of the matches went unfinished as Centennial Conference Tournament matches are played to decision.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
5/8 v. #13 Johns Hopkins or Dickinson (at Johns Hopkins) - 1:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Championship)