Women’s tennis falls to Washington

The No. 32 Illini women’s tennis team fell short against No. 36 Washington, 4-3, in Manoa, Hawaii, on Friday. Although the duo of junior Megan Fudge and sophomore Marisa Lambropoulos easily notched a win, 8-1, at the No. 2 doubles, the Illini couldn’t grab the doubles point, as they lost at the No. 1 and 3 spots.

The No. 32 Illini women’s tennis team fell short against No. 36 Washington, 4-3, in Manoa, Hawaii, on Friday.

Although the duo of junior Megan Fudge and sophomore Marisa Lambropoulos easily notched a win, 8-1, at the No. 2 doubles, the Illini couldn’t grab the doubles point, as they lost at the No. 1 and 3 spots.

Illinois then continued to battle on every court to keep the match close. After dropping her first set, 6-3, against No. 69 Denise Dy at the No. 2 slot, No. 108 Fudge fought back to take the next two sets, 6-4, 6-4. Fudge is now 14-1 in singles.

Lambropolous and freshman Checlie Abajian also rallied wins for the Illini at the No. 3 and 4 singles spots, respectively, but the Huskies proved to be too much.

The loss drops the Illini to 11-4 (3-1 Big Ten).