Women's Tennis Rallies to Edge Wash U in Nationally-Ranked Duel

Kate Winningham earned a key three-set singles win against Wash U

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Bowdoin College women's tennis team remained unbeaten with a come-from-behind victory over Washington University in a nationally-ranked battle Thursday afternoon in California.

The Polar Bears (4-0) are ranked tenth in the latest ITA Division III poll. Wash U (5-3) is ranked 12th nationally and saw its three-match unbeaten streak snapped.

Bowdoin trailed 2-1 following doubles play after getting its lone point from Emma Chow and Chantalle Lavertu (8-2) at #1. The duo has won its last three matches at the top doubles position.

The Polar Bears rebounded to win four of the six singles matches to clinch the overall win. Kellen Alberstone continued to roll, earning her fourth win of the trip with a 7-5, 6-4 win at #1 singles play. Chantalle Lavertu (6-2, 6-2) claimed a win at #2 and Tiffany Cheng (6-3, 6-2) won at #3 for the Polar Bears. The biggest win of the afternoon, however, came courtesy of Kate Winningham at #5. Making her spring debut, Winningham battled to claim a hard-fought 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 win in the lone three-set singles match of the day.

Bowdoin will travel to play at Pomona-Pitzer on Friday afternoon.