MEDIA, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team picked up its third straight win on Saturday as the Hawks topped Fairfield, 6-1, at Springton Tennis Club.
The Hawks opened with a trong statement versus the Stags as they captured the opening point with wins at all three doubles flights. Claire Minnoe and Alex Zachem were 6-2 winners at the top flight, with Maureen Devlin and Isis Gill-Reid teaming for a 6-3 win at the second flight. Sarah Contrata and Katherine Devlin capped doubles play with a 6-2 win at No. 3 doubles.
Moving to singles play, Minnoe earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at the top flight with Maureen Devlin following with a 7-5, 6-4 decision at the second flight. Gill-Reid picked up a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 3 singles as Zachem tallied a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles. Contrata capped singles play with a 3-6, 6-1, 10-4 victory at the final flight.
"We played a team of good individual talent, but we combined well as a team to win the doubles point comfortably before the more difficult task of individual singles play," said SJU head coach Ian Crookenden. "Fairfield has a deep squad as evidenced by the close scores at positions No. 5 and No. 6, but our talent at the higher spots pulled us through. I am very pleased with the improved energy and confidence of the last two matches."
The Hawks (3-3) are back in action versus Queens College on March 11 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1. Claire Minnoe and Alex Zachem (SJU) def. Diana Prinos/Sarah Stuhlmann (FAIR) 6-2
2. Maureen Devlin and Isis Gill-Reid SJU) def. Jessica Pil/Emily Lombardi (FAIR) 6-3
3. Sarah Contrata and Katherine Devlin (SJU) def. Shelby Vertula/Karen McKeough(FAIR) 6-2
1. Claire Minnoe (SJU) def. Sarah Stuhlmann (FAIR) 6-0, 6-1
2. Maureen Devlin (SJU) def. Diana Prinos (FAIR) 7-5, 6-4
3. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) def. Jessica Pil (FAIR) 6-2, 6-2
4. Alex Zachem (SJU) def. Shelby Vertula (FAIR) 6-3, 6-1
5. Emily Lombardi (FAIR) def. Katherine Devlin (SJU) 2-6, 6-2, 11-9
6. Sarah Contrata (SJU) def. Meghan Zimmer (FAIR) 3-6, 6-1, 10-4