No. 6 Johns Hopkins sweeps No. 27 Mary Washington, Washington College
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins swept a pair of matches on Saturday, defeating No. 27 Mary Washington and Washington College. The Blue Jays beat the Eagles 7-2 at home and then traveled to Chestertown, Md. and shut out the host Shorewomen 9-0. Hopkins improved to 12-2 overall and 6-0 in the Centennial Conference.
Hopkins took a 2-1 lead after doubles against Mary Washington and later took five of six singles matches to complete the win. Shelby Harris and Lindsay Raulston took an 8-3 win against sophomore Elaine Baik and junior Hailey Hogan at first. Junior Abby Clark and sophomore Stephanie Rettig were 8-6 winners at second against Mackenzie Smith and Alina Suyama. At third, freshmen Sydney Lehman and Olivia Kasten defeated Cassie Bowman and Chrissy Gaul 8-3.
In singles play, Raulston defeated Hogan 6-1, 6-3 at first to pick up the Eagles' second and final point of the match. Baik earned a three-set come-from-behind win at second as she beat Harris 5-7, 6-0, 1-0 (5). Lehman won 6-1, 6-2 against Bowman at third while Rettig was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at fourth against Alex Ritter. Clark beat Gaul at fifth by a 6-2, 6-4 score and sophomore Shannon Libaw defeated Paige Weinberg 6-1, 6-0 at sixth.
In the nightcap, Hopkins won its 66th consecutive Centennial Conference match with its win against Washington College. Rettig and classmate Kaitlin Pfisterer defeated Campbell McNicol and Marielle McIntyre 8-2 at first doubles. Junior Lauren Fields and Kasten dropped just one game in an 8-1 defeat of April Weaver and Gyeyeon Kang at second. Libaw paired with freshman Kara McDonough to beat Kat Cohen and Amy Stevens 8-4 at third.
Rettig beat Weaver 6-1, 6-1 at first while Libaw defeated McNicol 6-3, 6-1 at second. Pfisterer was a 6-3, 6-2 winner against Cohen at third. Field won in three sets at fourth against Kang, winning 6-, 5-7, 1-0 (7). Kasten earned a 6-4, 6-2 win against McIntyre at fifth and McDonough lost just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Stevens at sixth.