CUA sweeps through three more matches to move to 5-0

WASHINGTON – The CUA women’s tennis team continued its winning ways on Friday and Saturday as the Cardinals ripped through three matches with a trio of victories.  CUA went down the street on Friday and earned a 9-0 win over Trinity (D.C.) and on Saturday the Cardinals came back with home wins over Hood (7-2) and Lancaster Bible (8-1).

In the match at Trinity, the Cardinals dominated the action, not losing a single point all afternoon.  Gretchen Coombs got things started at first singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win, while Julia O’Connor and Allison Tontz followed with their own 6-0, 6-0 wins at second and third singles, respectively.

Anissa Boyko, Rosemary Lee Montani and Katie Johnson then earned 6-0, 6-0 wins at fourth, fifth and sixth singles, respectively, while Kat Polymeropoulos, Chrissy Harvey, and Margaux Blaux picked up wins in added singles matches, all by identical 8-0 scores.

In doubles play, Coombs and Montani won the first flight 8-1 over Rebecca Auleus and Sheila Jean-Baptiste.  Tontz and O’Connor then picked up an 8-1 win at second doubles, before Kasia Zak and Anissa Boyko closed out the match with an 8-0 sweep at third doubles.

In other doubles action, Harvey and Johnson combined for an 8-0 win, as did Blaux and Polymeropoulos.

On Saturday the Cardinals remained unbeaten with a pair of wins over Hood and Lancaster Bible.

In the day’s first match versus Hood, the Cardinals earned a 7-2 win.  Elaina Sceusa fell at first singles to Emily Maerz 6-1, 6-1, before Isabel Tanco picked up the Cardinals first win of the day at the second flight, 6-1, 6-1.

Zak and Blaux earned wins by default in singles play, while O’Connor won 6-1, 6-0 at the fourth flight and Johnson earned a 6-2, 6-2 win at fifth singles.

Sceusa and Tanco lost a tough 8-4 match in first doubles action, but Amanda Pellegrino and Blaux came back to register a 9-7 win at the second flight.  Zak and O’Connor then sealed things for CUA with a win at third doubles.

In CUA’s second match of Saturday the Cardinals defeated Lancaster Bible 8-1.  LCB’s Nicole Karschner downed CUA’a Caitlin Porter 6-3, 6-0 at first singles but the Cardinals ripped off five straight wins after that beginning with Elizabeth Harvey at the second flight (6-1, 6-1).

Coombs (6-2, 6-2) and Boyko (6-3, 6-4) picked up wins at third and fourth singles, respectively before giving way to Tontz who cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at the fifth flight.  Christine Harvey then engaged in a back-and-forth match with Kayla Scott at the final singles flight as she emerged 2-6, 7-5, 10-8.

Annie Maybell also picked up a win in singles action, emerging 8-1.

Andie Ingram and Elizabeth Harvey got doubles play off to a strong start for CUA with an 8-4 win at the first flight and Katie Johnson and Christine Harvey followed with an 8-5 win at the second flight.

Polymeropoulos and Maybell then ended the match with an 8-3 win at third doubles over Kayla Scott and Becky Griffes.

The Cardinals will return to the court on Sunday, September 19 when they head to Maryland to take on the McDaniel Green Terror.

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