The team finished the year with an 9-4 record, with an eight-game win streak in the middle of the season.
The Washington University track and field team had not competed in person in over a year before this weekend’s meet. But they made the best of it, winning the meet to get the season started after numerous pauses due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Through careful planning and weighing the risk factors on a case-by-case basis, the athletic department is making decisions on whether to host games and begin each sport’s competitive season.
With the win, the Bears improved to 1-1 on the season.
The No. 10 Washington University women’s tennis team returned from Florida Saturday night with a fourth-place finish in the University Athletic Association Championships. Women’s tennis could be the most competitive sport in the UAA, with six of eight teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Throw in the 80-degree heat and the humidity of Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The 13th-ranked Washington University women’s tennis team opened its season with a split of two road matches, losing 5-4 to 10th-ranked DePauw University on Saturday before coming back the next morning and beating Case Western Reserve University, 7-2.
The No. 11 Washington University women’s tennis team’s three-match winning streak screeched to a halt Sunday with an 8-1 road loss to No. 6 University of Chicago. After attaining their highest national rank in head coach Kelly Stahlhuth’s seven-year tenure, the Bears defeated Case Western University 5-2 in Chicago on Friday.
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