ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team kicked off its three-match stretch at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday night with a 4-1 victory over Lees-McRae.

Opening the match in doubles play, the Hawks took all three flights to claim the opening point. Amanda Nava and Isis Gill-Reid teamed for a 6-1 win over Zeynep Cakirer and Mackenzie Langmade of Lees-McRae at the top flight, while rookies Alex Kramer and Paige Conrad downed Sandy Allen and Nursharneem Shamsuddin, 6-4, at No. 2 doubles. Katherine Devlin and Iswarya Vel made it a clean sweep for the Hawks in doubles play with a 6-2 win in the third flight.

Moving to singles play, Nava earned her eighth straight win at No. 1 singles with a 6-3, 6-1 decision over Cakirer. Conrad earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Allen at the second flight, while Devlin closed out the win with a 6-4, 6-3 win versus Langmade at No. 4 singles.

"The ladies got in the win column with solid play over a scrappy Lees-McRae team. The match was clinched by Katherine Devlin playing in the No. 4 slot," said head coach Ian Crookenden.

The Hawks (1-7) continue play in Orlando, Florida versus Western Carolina on Thursday.

Doubles
1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (Saint Joseph's) def. Zeynep Cakirer/Mackenzie Langmade (L-M) 6-1
2. Alex Kramer/Paige Conrad (Saint Joseph's) def. Sandy Allen/Nursharneem Shamsuddin (L-M) 6-4
3. Katherine Devlin/Iswarya Vel (Saint Joseph's) def. Rebecca Pierce/Jaden Acklin (L-M) 6-2

Singles
1. Amanda Nava (Saint Joseph's) def. Zeynep Cakirer (L-M) 6-3, 6-1
2. Paige Conrad (Saint Joseph's) def. Sandy Allen (L-M), 6-4, 6-2
3. Nursharneem Shamsuddin (L-M) def. Alex Kramer (Saint Joseph's) 7-5, 7-5
4. Katherine Devlin (Saint Joseph's) def. Mackenzie Langmade (L-M) 6-4, 6-3
5. Madeline Hill (Saint Joseph's) vs. Rebecca Pierce (L-M) 4-6 DNF
6. Iswarya Vel (Saint Joseph's) vs. Jaden Acklin (L-M) 4-6 DNF

Game Scores
Singles: Saint Joseph's 54, Lees-McRae 43
Doubles: Saint Joseph's 18, Lees-McRae 7
Total: Saint Joseph's 72, Lees-McRae 50

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