Saints women's tennis team advances to semifinal with victory over RIT
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 6:55 am

The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team earned a 6-0 victory over RIT on Friday afternoon to advance to the Liberty League Tournament semifinal against Vassar tomorrow at 2pm. The Saints improved to 10-5 on the season, while RIT falls to 1-8.

St. Lawrence swept doubles en route to the 6-0 win, handily defeating its opponents at second and third doubles and edging RIT at first doubles. Olivia Arroyo and Samantha Miller topped Margaret Barnstein and Lindsay Smith, 8-0, and then Morgan McNeal and Elizabeth Geer beat Britt Amari and Kristen Rice, 8-2. Elkie Vandenbeemt and Shannon Murphy defeated Maite Vera Antelo and Elizabeth McGrail, 9-8 (3).

Murphy pushed it to 4-0 in favor of the Saints when she blanked Laura Arciniegas, 6-0, 6-0 at four. Vandenbeemt and Geer clinched the match simultaneously for their teams at one and four, respectivly. Vandenbeemt beat McGrail 6-1, 6-2 and Geer defeated Arciniegas, 6-0, 6-3.

St. Lawrence University 6, RIT 0

May 03, 2013 at Rochester, NY (RIT Tennis Courts)

St. Lawrence University 6, RIT 0

May 03, 2013 at Rochester, NY (RIT Tennis Courts)

Singles competition

1. Elkie Vandenbeemt (SLU) def. Elizabeth McGrail (RIT) 6-1, 6-2

2. Maite Vera Antelo (RIT) vs. Morgan McNeal (SLU) 6-5, unfinished

3. Kristen Rice (RIT) vs. Olivia Arroyo (SLU) 2-6, 4-3, unfinished

4. Elizabeth Geer (SLU) def. Laura Arciniegas (RIT) 6-0, 6-3

5. Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. Brooke Kaylor (RIT) 6-0, 6-0

6. Britt Amari (RIT) vs. Laura Goldhar (SLU) 6-4, 2-3, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Elkie Vandenbeemt/Shannon Murphy (SLU) def. Maite Vera Antelo/Elizabeth McGrail (RIT) 9-8 (7-3)

2. Morgan McNeal/Elizabeth Geer (SLU) def. Britt Amari/Kristen Rice (RIT) 8-2

3. Olivia Arroyo/Samantha Miller (SLU) def. Margaret Barnstein/Lindsay Smith (RIT) 8-0

Match Notes

St. Lawrence University 9-5

RIT 1-8

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (,4,1)