No. 30 Trinity nips No. 16 Washington
Hornbeck's 7-6, 6-4 victory clinches match for Tigers
SAN ANTONIO - 30th-ranked Trinity edged No. 16 Washington University 5-4 Friday in a dual match at Delavan Tennis Stadium.
Trinity (4-7) clinched the match at No. 4 singles as first-year player Kylie Hornbeck beat Paige Madura 7-6 (6) 6-4.
The Tigers were down 4-3, when sophomore Thavindra Ekanayake tied the match by winning No. 1 singles. Ekanayake defeated Evelyn Qin 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to even the dual match at 4-4.
Washington began the day by winning two of three doubles, including the No. 1 slot where Qin and Natalie Tingir beat Ekanayake and Hornbeck 8-4. The Bears Madura and Corinne Rauck were 8-6 winners over first-year Kathleen Lundquist and junior Kassie Seger at No. 3 doubles. The No. 2 doubles match went to Trinity senior Megan Jackson and junior Katie Griffith, who beat Theresa Petraskova and Elise Sambol 8-6.
Jackson took No. 3 singles in straight sets, beating Sambol 6-4, 6-4. Senior Erin Jamison defeated Brittany Trimble 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
The Bears Petraskova beat Griffith 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; and Rauck added a point with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Tigers first-year player Lavinia Bendandi at No. 6 singles.