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Anna Chkhikvishvili and the Gaels earned a big upset win on the road against No. 29 Washington
Anna Chkhikvishvili and the Gaels earned a big upset win on the road against No. 29 Washington
WTEN | Gaels Upset No. 29 Washington on the Road
Release: Thursday 02/26/2012 
by SMC Athletics
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Saint Mary's women's tennis team earned another top-30 upset on Sunday, this time defeating No. 29 Washington on the road, 5-2. The Gaels won the doubles point and then won on four-of-six singles courts to top the Huskies.

SMC improves to 5-3 with the win, while Washington fell to 6-3 on the season.

After dropping all three doubles matches in the win yesterday against San Diego State, the Gaels earned the pivotal doubles point on Sunday with wins on courts two and three. Jenny Jullien and Catherine Leduc won the first match on court two with an 8-4 win over Andjela Nemcevic and Capucine Gregoire. After the Huskies won on court one, Jade Frampton and Carla Lindlar defeated Julija Lukac and Riko Shimizu, 8-4, to claim the doubles point for the Gaels.

Washington tied the match up at one with a quick singles win on court one, but Saint Mary's won the next three matches to earn the win. No. 83 Jullien won the first singles match for the Gaels on court two, defeating Samantha Smith 6-1, 6-2. Jullien improved to 5-2 in singles this season with the win.

Frampton gave SMC their third point of the day with a 7-5, 6-3 win on court three over Nemcevic. Frampton also improved to 5-2 with the win on Sunday. Anna Chkhikvishvili won the deciding match for the Gaels on court four, defeating Gregoire in comeback fashion, 5-7, 7-6, 6-0.

Leduc won the final match of the day on court six. After dropping the first set, Leduc stormed back for a 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 win over Shimizu.

The Gaels will return to action next weekend when they play on the road at Arizona State and Arizona.