No. 12 Tigers fall in NCAA Regional final to No. 10 Washington, 5-2

No. 12 Tigers fall in NCAA Regional final to No. 10 Washington, 5-2

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 14, 2016) – For the second straight season, the No. 12 ranked Sewanee women's tennis team fell just short of the NCAA quarterfinals as the Tigers dropped a 5-2 decision against host No. 10 Washington University at the Tao Tennis Center.

The Tigers' incredible season ends with a 22-6 overall record. Sewanee, which won its fourth straight Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Regular Season and Tournament Championships, also posted a 15-match winning streak and a stretch of undefeated matches that helped the Tigers outscore their opponents 87-0.

On Saturday, Washington opened as Lisa Chionis and Rebecca Ho defeated Christina Merchant and Bea Benavides 8-0 at No. 2 doubles. Kaylan Griffith and Aly Coran topped Maggie Crumbliss and Annie Veron at No. 3 doubles, 8-2.

The Tigers earned their first win at No. 1 doubles as Lindsey Liles and Clementina Davila won their 26th match this season with an 8-4 victory against Jamie Silverberg and Grace Deering.

In singles action, No. 37-ranked Ho topped No. 43-ranked Liles at No. 1, 6-0, 6-3 while Silverberg defeated Davila at No. 2, 6-2, 6-1.

The lone Sewanee win came from Veron, who ended her outstanding career, with a 6-4, 6-2 win against Chionis at No. 6.

Washington closed out the match as Deering defeated Christina Merchant at No. 3 with a pair of 6-2 set wins.

With the team season over, Sewanee's Liles and Davila will continue playing after they received a bid into the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships this past week.

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