Hopkins Hammers Hunter to Reach Sweet 16 Again
The 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins women's tennis team defeated Hunter College, 5-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning at the University of Mary Washington. The Blue Jays improve to 17-5 overall and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth straight season. The Hawks see their season end at 11-7.
Freshmen Elaine Baik and Stephanie Rettig put Hopkins on top early, beating Gina Yeo and Beth Chapnick, 8-0, at third doubles. Sophomore Abby Clark and freshman Shannon Herndon (pictured) followed with an 8-0 win at second over Stephanie Ahwireng and Caroline Kaleda. Sophomore Hailey Hogan and junior Nandita Krishnan closed out doubles as they beat Jane Selegean and Jennifer Kraham, 8-1, at first.
Clark pushed the lead Blue Jays' lead in the match to four at fifth singles as she needed just 12 games to beat Yeo, 6-0, 6-0. Herndon then clinched the win at fourth with an identical 6-0, 6-0 win over Kaleda.
Hopkins will face Vassar in Sunday's regional final. The match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm.