The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team, ranked #17 in the Northeast, earned a 9-0 sweep over Nazareth College on Friday afternoon in the Newell Field House. The Saints improve to 5-4 before hosting Liberty League opponents Bard on Saturday and Union on Sunday.
St. Lawrence's three doubles tandems started the day off strong, with Olivia Arroyo and Sami Miller coasting to a win over Krista Pagan and Elizabeth Crane at three, 8-1. At two, Morgan McNeal and Elizabeth Geer defeated Ami Petosa and Christine Cary by the score of 8-2, and Elkie Vandenbeemt and Shannon Murphy squeezed past Alison Tepas and Alex Vizgaitis, 9-7, at one.
In singles action, Arroyo and Murphy swept their opponents, 6-0, 6-0. Arroyo beat Cary at three and Murphy beat Pagan at five. At two, McNeal earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vizgaitis.
Geer and Laura Goldhar also cruised to singles wins, with Geer beating Petosa at four, 6-1, 6-3 and Goldhar defeating Hannah Teter at six, 6-1, 6-2.
Vandenbeemt's match against Tepas at one was the only match to go into a tiebreaker. She came out victorious, 6-1, 7-6 (8).
St. Lawrence University 9, Nazareth College 0
Apr 05, 2013 at St. Lawrence University (Newell Field House)
1. Elkie Vandenbeemt (SLU) def. Alison Tepas (NAZ) 6-1, 7-6 (10-8)
2. Morgan McNeal (SLU) def. Alex Vizgaitis (NAZ) 6-4, 6-4
3. Olivia Arroyo (SLU) def. Christine Cary (NAZ) 6-0, 6-0
4. Elizabeth Geer (SLU) def. Ami Petosa (NAZ) 6-1, 6-3
5. Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. Krista Pagan (NAZ) 6-0, 6-0
6. Laura Goldhar (SLU) def. Hannah Teter (NAZ) 6-1, 6-2
1. Elkie Vandenbeemt/Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. Alison Tepas/Alex Vizgaitis (NAZ) 9-7
2. Morgan McNeal/Elizabeth Geer (SLU) def. Ami Petosa/Christine Cary (NAZ) 8-2
3. Olivia Arroyo/Samantha Miller (SLU) def. Krista Pagan/Elizabeth Crane (NAZ) 8-1
Nazareth College 8-7
St. Lawrence University 5-4; Regional ranking #17