CUA remains unbeaten with win over local rival UDC

WASHINGTON – The CUA women’s tennis team continued its torrid start to the 2010 fall season as the Cardinals downed Division II University of the District of Columbia on Wednesday afternoon 7-2.  Elaina Sceusa was down 2-3 in her first set and 3-1 in her third, but she came back to post a 6-3, 1-7, 7-5 win at second singles.

UDC’s Jessica Nunez was a tough-out on Wednesday as she won at first singles 6-0, 6-0 and at first doubles with teammate Maria Vitkina 8-0.  Aside from those two matches, the Cardinals controlled the action, as Isabel Tanco defeated Tadai Abilla 6-3 in the first set at third singles before Abilla retired.

In fourth singles action, Anissa Boyko earned a 6-0, 6-2 win over Phantasia Nolan, while Kasia Zak swept Aida Gueye 6-0, 6-0 at the fifth flight.  Christine Harvey then finished off singles play in strong fashion with a 6-0, 6-0 win at sixth singles.

The Cardinals won two of the three doubles matches by identical 8-0 scores as Sceusa and Tanco earned a win at the second flight and Amanda Pellegrino and Julia O’Connor duplicated that success at third singles.

The Cardinals return to action on Friday, September 24 when they travel to Mary Washington to compete at the 2010 ITA Regional Championship.  Action gets underway beginning at 8:00 AM.

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