MEDIA, Pa. - Saint Joseph's sophomore Amanda Nava posted a victory in the top singles flight and teamed with senior Isis Gill-Reid for a win at No. 1 doubles, but the Hawks dropped their first home match of the season as they fell to Fairfield, 6-1, Saturday evening at the Springton Indoor Tennis Club.

In doubles play, Nava and Gill-Reid downed Emily Lombardi and Diana Prinos, 6-2, in the top flight to open the match.

The Stags picked up a 6-1 win in the second flight, and despite a strong effort from SJU senior Laura Gomez and freshman Paige Conrad, took the third flight, 7-6 (4), to capture the first point.

In singles play, Nava collected her third individual win of the season as she quickly downed Diana Prinos 6-0, 6-1.

Fairfield would pull away for the team win, though, as it claimed victories at the other five singles flights.

"A much better performance against a solid team," said SJU head coach Ian Crookenden. "Amanda continues to roll at No. 1, and [we had] really impressive play from Isis, Lauren, Katherine, Alex and Paige. Once these ladies start believing in themselves, the sky’s the limit."

Saint Joseph's (0-3) returns to action March 2 versus Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis. The match, set for 4 p.m., will be played in Dayton, Ohio.

Fairfield 6, Saint Joseph's 1

1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) def. Emily Lombardi/Diana Prinos (Fair) 6-2
2. Aina March/Amanda Nowak (Fair) def. Laura Gomez/Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-1
3. Anna Komer/Jessica Pil (Fair) def. Katherine Devlin/Madeline Hill (SJU) 7-6 (4)

1. Amanda Nava (SJU) def. Diana Prinos (Fair) 6-0, 6-1
2. Amanda Nowak (Fair) def. Laura Gomez (SJU) 6-3, 7-5 (5)
3. Aina March (Fair) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5
4. Anna Komer (Fair) def. Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Sophia Prinos (Fair) def. Alex Kramer (SJU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Emily Lombardi (Fair) def. Katherine Devlin (SJU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-4

Game Scores
Singles: Fairfield 69, Saint Joseph's 59
Doubles: Fairfield 15, Saint Joseph's 13
Total: Fairfield 84, Saint Joseph's 72

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