Cortland women's tennis sweep carries Saints into final weekend
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 8:16 am

In its final midweek contest of the season, the St. Lawrence women's tennis team downed visiting Cortland, 9-0, in the Newell Field House Thursday afternoon.

The Saints opened up a 4-0 lead following doubles play, as the Red Dragons' first pairing was forced to retire with an injury to Dilara Kumbul after the set's openingElkie Vandenbeemt '15 posted her first 6-0, 6-0 win of the season against Cortland.Elkie Vandenbeemt '15 posted her first 6-0, 6-0 win of the season against Cortland. point. As Cortland only traveled with six players, Morgan McNeal won her scheduled singles match against Kumbul by default.

The Saints needed only one singles victory to clinch, but swept the remaining five spots en route to their fourth consecutive match win.

Elkie Vandenbeemt led the team in singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1; the first straight-set shutout win for the junior this season. Anna Young posted a 6-0, 6-0 win of her own at No. 4, downing Cortland's Katie Fineman.

Meanwhile, Georgia Comber defeated Janette O'Keefe at No. 3 6-0, 6-1; Samantha Miller handled Michelle Coffey 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 and Bridget Fleming rounded out the Saints sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6.

St. Lawrence, now 13-3, will conclude its regular season schedule with matches against Rochester and William Smith this weekend in Canton.

Results –

Doubles

Elkie Vandenbeemt & Morgan McNeal (SLU) def. Mary Kopcienski & Dilara Kumbul 1-0 (ret.)

Samantha Miller & Hallie Young (SLU) def. Janette O'Keefe & Kristen Snelpers 8-2

Olivia Arroyo & Bridget Fleming (SLU) def. Kristen Fineman & Michelle Coffey 8-1

Singles

Elkie Vandenbeemt (SLU) def. Mary Kopcienski 6-0, 6-0

Morgan McNeal (SLU) def. Dilara Kumbul (Default)

Georgia Comber (SLU) def. Janette O'Keefe 6-0, 6-1

Anna Young (SLU) def. Katie Fineman 6-0, 6-0

Samantha Miller (SLU) def. Michelle Coffey 6-2, 6-0

Bridget Fleming (SLU) def. Kristen Snelders 6-2, 6-2