The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team improved to 7-4 on the season, handily defeating Union College on Sunday afternoon in the Newell Field House. The Saints, ranked #17 in the Northeast, will travel to Rochester and William Smith next weekend for a pair of dual matches.
St. Lawrence jumped out to a 3-0 lead after double competition. The number two pair of Elizabeth Geer and Morgan McNeal was first off court as it defeated Hayley Lough and Lauren Main, 8-1. Elkie Vandenbeemt and Shannon Murphy followed with an 8-1 win over DeeDee Gaudian and Kate Collins at the number one spot, and then Sami Miller and Olivia Arroyo took down Camille Ertel and Nell Pinkston, 8-3, at number three.
In singles action, Arroyo defeated Collins at three (6-2, 6-0) before Murphy clinched the match for the Saints with a sweep of Ertel (6-0, 6-0). McNeal topped Lough at two, 6-1, 6-1, followed by Vandenbeemt earning a 6-1, 6-2 win over Gaudian in the one spot.
At four, Geer defeated Main, 6-4, 6-2, and then Miller completed the Saints sweep by blanking Pinkston at six, 6-0, 6-0.
St. Lawrence University 9, Union College 0
Apr 07, 2013 at St. Lawrence University (Newell Field House)
1. Elkie Vandenbeemt (SLU) def. DeeDee Gaudian (UNIONW) 6-1, 6-2
2. Morgan McNeal (SLU) def. Hayley Lough (UNIONW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Olivia Arroyo (SLU) def. Kate Collins (UNIONW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Elizabeth Geer (SLU) def. Lauren Main (UNIONW) 6-4, 6-2
5. Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. Camille Ertel (UNIONW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Samantha Miller (SLU) def. Nell Pinkston (UNIONW) 6-0, 6-0
1. Elkie Vandenbeemt/Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. DeeDee Gaudian/Kate Collins (UNIONW) 8-1
2. Elizabeth Geer/Morgan McNeal (SLU) def. Hayley Lough/Lauren Main (UNIONW) 8-1
3. Samantha Miller/Olivia Arroyo (SLU) def. Camille Ertel/Nell Pinkston (UNIONW) 8-3
Union College 4-4
St. Lawrence University 7-4; Regional ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (3,5,2,1,4,6)