Saint Joseph's Women's Tennis Dominates Albany, 5-2
Saint Joseph's women's tennis team earned its first win of the the new year as the Hawks dominated Albany, 5-2, Friday evening at the Upper Dublin Sports Center. Saint Joseph's won all three doubles matches and four of six singles matches to improve to 2-5 on the year.
The Hawks claimed the match's first point as it swept all three doubles competitions. Senior Maggie Mullaney and sophomore Casey Robinson earned an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles, while junior Laura Matz and freshman Devi Jadeja posted an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles. Juniors Kate Walsh and Tara Dowd cruised to an 8-5 win at the third flight for the Hawks.
Switching to singles, Robinson turned in a stellar 6-1, 6-1 win at the top flight, while Jadeja wasted little time earning a 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 2 singles. Mullaney picked up the Hawks' third singles win with a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles, while sophomore Nicole Esposito posted a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles.
The Hawks return to action next Friday when they host Stony Brook.
<b>Singles</b><br>1. Casey Robinson def. Susan Ma (UA) 6-1, 6-1<br>2. Devi Jadeja (SJU) def. Laine Mackey (UA) 6-1, 6-3<br>3. Maggie Mullaney (SJU) def. Sarah Iannone (UA) 6-1, 6-3<br>4. Aubrey Brooks (UA) def. Laura Matz (SJU) Retired (4-6, 1-2) <br>5. Melissa Coughlin (UA) def. Tara Walsh (SJU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-5<br>6. Nicole Esposito (SJU) def. Rachel Drake (UA) 6-1, 6-1
<b>Doubles</b> <br>1. Robinson/Mullaney (SJU) def. Mackey/Ma (UA) 8-2<br>2. Jadeja/Matz (SJU) def. Brook/Iannone (UA) 8-2<br>3. Walsh/Kate Dowd (SJU) def. Drake/Coughlin (UA) 8-5