TOWSON, Md. – The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team kicked off its fall slate on Saturday at the Towson Classic. The Hawks collected five singles wins, while splitting a pair of doubles tilts.

• The Towson Classic uses a 4+1 format, where teams will contest four singles and one doubles match, but there is no team result.

• In their first competition of the day, the Hawks came away with two wins against Loyola.  Freshman Anna Kirk notched a singles win, while freshmen Ireland Amato and Sophia Amato paired for a doubles victory.

• Later on, the Hawks swept four singles matches from Delaware State.  Sophomores Paige Conrad and Alex Kramer and freshmen Ireland Amato and Stow Weiss were the victors for SJU.

"An excellent season beginning from our young ladies squad," head coach Ian Crookenden said.  "We had great first-day matches from all four freshmen, plus we had solid play from all returning squad members. Still a lot to work on but an extremely promising first day of competition."

Play concludes at the Towson Classic on Sunday.


Kateri Martin (Loyola) def. Amanda Nava (SJU), 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 (STB)
Abigail Thornton (LOY) def. Stow Weiss (SJU), 6-4, 6-1
Lin Robertson (LOY) def. Paige Conrad (SJU), 6-1, 6-1
Anna Kirk (SJU) def. Alexandria Agee (LOY), 6-4, 4-6, 10-3
Weiss (SJU) def. Cassandra Boltman (Delaware State), 7-5, 6-1
Conrad (SJU) def. L. Kozina (DSU), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 10-7 (STB)
I. Amato (SJU) def. I. Leder (DSU), 6-1, 2-6, 10-7
Alex Kramer (SJU) def. A. Danylove (DSU), 7-5, 6-1

Ireland Amato / Sophia Amato (SJU) def. Taylor Kuncl / Sydney Lund (LOY), 6-4, 3-6, 10-4
Anastasia Belkina / Alina Polyvana (DSU) def. Madison Chontos / Katherine Devlin (SJU), 6-3, 6-2

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