#23 Blue Jays Defeat Shorewomen, 5-0, in Centennial Semifinal

#23 Blue Jays Defeat Shorewomen, 5-0, in Centennial Semifinal

BALTIMORE, Md. — The host Johns Hopkins women's tennis team defeated visiting Washington College, 5-0, in a Centennial Conference semifinal match today in Baltimore. 

#23 Johns Hopkins 5, Washington College 0 (Centennial Conference Semifinal)

- Dhanya Asokumar and Kimberly Zou defeated Sarah Bruno and Krista Filiopoulos, 8-3, at No. 2.
- Anjie Kashyap and Sophia Strickland topped Julie Lazer and Rachel Martinez, 8-2, at No. 1.
- Katie Gauch and Margo Gerke completed the doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory  over Riley Katzman and Ella Samer at No. 3. 

- Gauch beat Bruno, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5. Chrissmy Simon defeated Kiran Pant, 6-0, 6-2, to give the Blue Jays the 5-0 win.
- The match was then stopped as conference tournament rules dictate that the match is only played to decision. The Blue Jays had won the first set at No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4. No. 1 singles was still in the first set.

- The Blue Jays, who are ranked 23rd in Division III and sixth in the Atlantic South region, improved to 12-8 with the win and will host tomorrow's championship match at 11 a.m. The Shorewomen, who are ranked 18th in the region, finish the season with a 13-6 record.
- Kashyap and Strickland are currently ranked sixth in the region in doubles. Kashyap is ranked 12th in singles, while Lazer is ranked 20th.