Saints sweep Cardinals in women's tennis
Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 10:45 pm

The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team won its first dual match of the season with a 9-0 sweep of Plattsburgh State at the Sammis tennis courts on Saturday. 

Highlighting the matchup were a couple come-from-behind victories by two Saint teams.  Sophomores Liz Geer and Shannon Murphy battled back from a 6-1 deficit against Amy Rich and Samantha Fasciano to claim the 8-6 win in the #2 position. 

Senior Paige Cohen and sophomore Justine Rusk fell behind 4-1 against Jen Paull and Caitlin Belladone, but were also able to fight back and gain the victory in the #3 position. 

The Saints will travel to Cortland State Wednesday, October 6th to take on the Red Dragons in a dual match.  The game is slated to begin at 3:00pm. 

Results

Doubles

Finn/Drewry def. Hodnett/ Paquette 8-0
Geer/Murphy def. Rich/Fasciano 8-6
Cohen/Rusk def. Paull/Belladone 8-6

Singles

1.      Stephanie Finn def. Rachel Hodnett 6-0, 6-1
2.      Hillary Drewry def. Jessica Paquett 6-1, 6-4
3.      Elizabeth Geer def. Megan Ryan 6-0, 6-2
4.      Shannon Murphy def. Caitlin Belladone 6-1, 6-0
5.      Sara Willett def. Samantha Fasciano 6-2, 6-1
6.      Justine Rusk def. Tedi Palitano 6-1, 6-3

Exibition

Singles

Tory Ault def. Tedi Palitano 8-0

Doubles

Hubbel/Ryan def. Ryan/Politano 8-5