SEWANEE, Tenn. – The No. 25 nationally ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team hung tough but dropped a neutral site match versus No. 2 Emory University (Ga.) on Saturday evening at Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Spartans (3-1) will remain in Tennessee to play No. 15 Sewanee tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. (CT).
The Eagles (3-0) led 2-1 after doubles play as the Spartans picked up a point at No. 2. Freshman Sara Berchuck (Dallas, Texas/Baylor School & Suffield Academy) and sophomore Surya Khadilkar (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Hawken School) defeated the duo of Beatrice Rosen and Stephanie Loutsenko by a score of 8-5. The Eagles had to work for their two points with scores of 9-8 (7-3) at No. 1 and 9-7 at No. 3.
In singles, the Spartans picked up their lone point when Khadilkar won again, beating Emory's Steph Loutsenko by tallies of 6-3, 5-7 and 1-0 (10-4 in the match tiebreak).
After tomorrow's match with Sewanee, the Spartans play once more before their annual spring break trip, and that will be next Saturday, March 1 versus Allegheny College (Pa.) at 12:30 p.m.