Women's Tennis Shuts Down Delaware State, 6-1

PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel women's tennis team took care of business on Saturday afternoon, defeating Delaware State at home, 6-1. The Dragons swept all three doubles matches, then won five of six singles points to run away with the victory.

Drexel did an outstanding job holding serve in doubles play, breaking the Hornets' serve enough times to get easy victories at all three spots. Sonja Stosic and Zeynep Mafa won at No. 1 doubles, 8-1, while Elise Leizerovich and Marcela Rosales did the same at the second spot. At No. 3 doubles, with the point already assured, Nicole Pivonka and Alex Bell buckled down and finished strong for an 8-3 triumph.

Playing at No. 1 singles, Stosic played aggressively throughout a tough match, getting a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Mafa also impressed the coaching staff with her aggressiveness and composure, winning at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0 as she controlled the match from start to finish.

At No. 3 singles, Rosales got down early, but kept fighting. She eventually worked her way into a tiebreak, and won the first set 7-5. Keeping her composure up in the second set, Rosales cruised to a 6-2 second set victory.

Leizerovich took care of business in her match at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-0. At No. 6, Nicole Pivonka was perfect, dominating throughout as she won, 6-0, 6-0.

The Dragons will keep their weekend going on Sunday, when they visit Navy for a 4:00 p.m. meeting.