Ashby, Kuhle Win Doubles Bracket at ITA Event
Playing just their second-ever event together as a doubles pairing, Ashby and Kuhle enjoyed a first-round bye to the round of 16, where they defeated Lexi Rice and Leah Dancz of Grand Valley State by a score of 8-2. The quarterfinal match was much more tightly contested, but again Ashby and Kuhle prevailed; the duo faced down a pair of five-star recruits in Alexis Casati (Illinois) and Monica Lin (Harvard), dominating a tiebreaker to win 9-8 (1) to advance to the semifinals.
Now in the final four of the bracket, Ashby and Kuhle defeated Sara Remynse (a five-star recruit committed to Michigan) and Teona Velehorschi, picking up a break for the 8-6 win and a trip to the finals. Ashby and Kuhle closed out their strong run with a tight victory over a pair of Cornell recruits, defeating Marika Cusick (five-star) and Alexandra D'Ascenzo (four-star) 9-7 to clinch the doubles championship.