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 andElkie Vandenbeemt '15 helped clinch the quarterfinal victory for the Saints. Photo by Tara Freeman.Elkie Vandenbeemt '15 helped clinch the quarterfinal victory for the Saints. Photo by Tara Freeman. 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)