The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team capped the home portion of its schedule with a strong showing Tuesday afternoon as the Hawks downed rival La Salle, 6-1, at the SJU Tennis Complex.
Opening with doubles play, Saint Joseph's captured the first point of the match with wins at the first and third flights. Laura Gomez and Katherine Devlin teamed for a 6-3 win versus Jazmin Walle Maansi Malhotra at No. 3 doubles, while Amanda Nava and Isis Gill-Reid clinched the point with a 6-4 win over Tiffany Theophil and Ali Snyder at the top flight.
La Salle evened the match with a win at the second singles flight, but it was all Hawks from there. In her final match at home, Gomez cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Brittany Poje at the third flight, while Paige Conrad was a straight-set winner over Aleks Nikolic at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-1. Nava earned a 6-4, 7-5 win at the top flight to help clinch the victory, while Devlin posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory at the sixth flight and Alex Kramer battled to a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (6) win at No. 5 singles to wrap up the match.
"The Hawks closed out their home schedule with a convincing win over crosstown and conference rival La Salle," said SJU head coach Ian Crookenden. "The squad played solidly and did what they had to in order to move up in the anticipated seedings for the A-10 Championships. A non-conference match against Lehigh will prepare our squad to come back from Easter break refreshed and ready for the Championships."
The Hawks (3-18) cap their regular season on Thursday at Lehigh at 3:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph's 6, La Salle 1
1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) def. Tiffany Theophil/Ali Snyder (LAS) 6-4
2. Brittany Poje/Aleks Nikolic (LAS) Madeline Hill/Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-4
3. Laura Gomez/Katherine Devlin (SJU) def. Jazmin Walle/Maansi Malhotra (LAS) 6-3
1. Amanda Nava (SJU) def. Tiffany Theophil (LAS) 6-4, 7-5
2. Ali Snyder (LAS) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Laura Gomez (SJU) def. Brittany Poje (LAS) 6-1, 6-0
4. Paige Conrad (SJU) def. Aleks Nikolic (LAS) 6-1, 6-1
5. Alex Kramer (SJU) def. Jazmin Walle (LAS) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (6)
6. Katherine Devlin (SJU) def. Maansi Malhotra (LAS) 6-4, 6-2
Singles: La Salle 37, Saint Joseph's 61
Doubles: La Salle 13, Saint Joseph's 16
Total: La Salle 50, Saint Joseph's 77
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