EASTON, Pa. - The Saint Joseph's women's tennis team was impressive in its first victory of the season as the Hawks swept every match en route to a 7-0 win at Lafayette on Saturday.
Opening at doubles play, the Hawks picked up wins at all three flights to pick up the first point of the match. Claire Minnoe and Alex Zachem were 6-1 winners at the top flight, while Maureen Devlin and Maddie Graziani added a 6-1 victory at the second flight. Katherine Devlin and Sarah Contrata completed the sweep with a 6-0 decision at the third flight.
In singles play, Minnoe was a 6-1, 6-1 victor at the top flight, while Maureen Devlin earned a 6-3, 6-2 win at the second flight. Isis Gill-Reid fought back to earn a 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 win at the third flight with Zachem tallying a 6-1, 6-3 win at the fourth flight. Contrata posted a 6-0, 6-0 win at the fifth flight and Mary-Margaret Ewens capped the sweep with a 6-2, 7-5 win at the sixth flight.
"Close matches that eluded us a couple of weeks ago fell to us today as the work and match experience came together against a scrappy Lafayette (team)," said SJU head coach Ian Crookenden. "Today all squad members contributed to the victory ,so everyone feels that they helped secure our first team win of the season."
The Hawks are back in action next Friday when they host Sacred Heart at 7:30 p.m. at Springton Tennis Courts.
1. Claire Minnoe / Alex Zachem (SJU) def. Rocine Moschella/Tori Almeida (LAF) 6-1
2. Maureen Devlin / Maddie Graziani (SJU) def. Grace Conrad/Meredith Block (LAF) 6-1
3. Katherine Devlin / Sarah Contrata (SJU) def. Lauren Tracy/Katie Hill (LAF) 6-0
1. Claire Minnoe (SJU) def. Rocine Moschella (LAF) 6-1, 6-1
2. Maureen Devlin (SJU) def. Tori Almeida (LAF) 6-3, 6-2
3. Isis Gill‑Reid (SJU) def. Grace Conrad (LAF) 2-6, 6-2, 10-6
4. Alex Zachem (SJU) def. Katie Hill (LAF) 6-1, 6-3
5. Sarah Contrata (SJU) def. Lauren Tracy (LAF) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mary-Margaret Ewens (SJU) def. Gabby Montes (LAF) 6-2, 7-5