TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ninth-ranked Alabama earned a 5-2 victory against Washington on Friday at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. With the win, the Crimson Tide moved to 7-1 on the season while the loss dropped the Huskies to 6-2 overall.
Alabama took the early lead following a close doubles point with victories on courts two and three. The Tide’s duo at No. 2 of junior Mary Anne Macfarlane and sophomore Emily Zabor cruised to an 8-3 victory; however the other two matches were highly contested throughout.
Despite being down early, freshmen Maya Jansen and Natalia Maynetto battled their way back into the match, winning four consecutive games to take a 5-3 advantage.
Washington went on to take a 6-5 edge; however Jansen and Maynetto again came back to win the final three games for the 8-6 victory. The match on court one went unfinished with seniors Alexa Guarachi and Antonia Foehse serving for match point.
In singles, Alabama won four consecutive matches to clinch the overall team victory. First to finish was Foehse on court four, picking up a 6-1, 6-0 decision. She was followed by Macfarlane on court one and Jansen on court three. Maynetto moved to 6-0 on the season in singles in dual matches with a 6-3, 6-3 victory on court six, awarding the Tide its fifth, and final, point of the match. The Huskies got on the board after wins on the final two courts, which both came in 10-point tiebreakers.