The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team fell to Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis, 5-2, Saturday evening at the Hecht Tennis Center.
Opening the match with doubles play, the Hawks captured the first point with wins at the top two flights. Amanda Nava and Isis Gill-Reid downed Ally McKenzie and Cassie McKenzie, 6-4, at the top flight, while Laura Gomez and Lourdes Sprinckmoller earned a 6-1 victory over Mariluz Rojo and Alana Bourgeois at the second flight.
Nava would keep SJU rolling in singles play as she picked up a victory at No. 1 singles. Ahead 4-0, Nava earned the win as Ally McKenzie was forced to retire from the match.
Rookie Lourdes Sprinckmoller won the first set at the fifth flight, 6-2, for SJU, but would drop a competitive match to Ariana Rodriguez, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6.
The Billikens (6-7) closed out the match with victories at the other four singles flights.
Saint Joseph's (0-6) is back on Wednesday when it hosts Chestnut Hill at Springton Indoor Club at 2:30 p.m.
Saint Louis 5, SJU 2
1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) def. Ally McKenzie/Cassie McKenzie (SLU) 6-4
2. Laura Gomez/Lourdes Sprinckmoller (SJU) def. Mariluz Rojo/Alana Bourgeois (SLU) 6-1
3. Alba Salinas/Ariana Rodriguez (SLU) def. Maureen Devlin/Katherine Devlin (SJU) 6-3
1. Amanda Nava (SJU) def. Ally McKenzie (SLU) 4-0, retired
2. Cassie McKenzie (SLU) def. Maureen Devlin (SJU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Mariluz Rojo (SLU) def. Laura Gomez (SJU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Alana Bourgeois (SLU) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) 6-4, 7-6
5. Ariana Rodriguez (SLU) def. Lourdes Sprinckmoller (SJU) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6
6. Alba Salinas (SLU) def. Katherine Devlin (SJU) 6-2, 6-1
Singles: Saint Joseph's 40, Saint Louis 64
Doubles: Saint Joseph's 15, Saint Louis 11
Total: Saint Joseph's 55, Saint Louis 75
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