ORLANDO, Fla. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team's 2018-19 season came to a close on Wednesday as the 12th-seeded Hawks dropped a hard-fought match to fifth seed Davidson, 4-1, in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at the USTA National Campus.
Opening the day with doubles matches, Saint Joseph's and the Wildcats traded games early. Davidson would capture the first point though with wins at the second and third flights, while the top flight went unfinished with the Hawks' Amanda Nava and Isis Gill-Reid leading, 4-3.
Davidson would expand its lead to 2-0 with a victory at No. 3 singles, but Nava continued to prove she's one of the top players in the conference as she quickly dismissed Megan Scholvinck, 6-3, 6-0, at the top flight to get SJU on the board.
Unfortunately for the Hawks, the Wildcats would pick up victories at the second and fifth flights to close out the match despite strong efforts throughout the SJU lineup.
"A very good display by our team as we played well against a stronger opponent," said SJU head coach Ian Crookenden. "Excellent final win by Amanda to cap an outstanding season. The match had the best overall doubles showing by our team and singles also was competitive at all positions."
Individually, Nava capped her sophomore campaign with a 20-6 singles mark, tying for fifth-most overall victories in a year, with her 18 wins at No. 1 singles ranking second-most in a single season. Playing at the top singles flight the past two years, Nava currently ranks fourth for career victories at No. 1 singles (29) and 10th all-time in career wins (40).
Davidson 4, Saint Joseph's 1
1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) vs. Megan Scholvinck/Elizabeth Truluck (Davidson) 4-3 Unfinished
2. Alexandra Abele/Samantha Armas (Davidson) def. Madeline Hill/Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-3
3. Gabrielle Centenari/Nicole Krykanov (Davidson) def. Laura Gomez/Katherine Devlin (SJU) 6-2
1. Amanda Nava (SJU) def. Megan Scholvinck (Davidson) 6-3, 6-0
2. Alexandra Abele (Davidson) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Gabrielle Centenari (Davidson) def. Laura Gomez (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Paige Conrad (SJU) vs. Samantha Armas (Davidson) 1-6, 5-5 Unfinished
5. Elizabeth Truluck (Davidson) def. Alex Kramer (SJU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Katherine Devlin (SJU) vs. Alyssa Hahn (Davidson) 1-6, 3-5 Unfinished
Singles: Davidson 61, Saint Joseph's 30
Doubles: Davidson 16, Saint Joseph's 9
Total: Davidson 77, Saint Joseph's 39
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