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SLU Tennis Swats Away Competition in Home Match

Written by Samara Sausville

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This past weekend both the St. Lawrence University’s Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams had winning home matches. The men’s team took on Saint Michaels College for a non-conference dual match in the Newell Field House on Sunday. For the second straight match, the men’s team swept their opponent with a 9-0 win, improving their record to a 3-1 for the season. The Saints swept the doubles with Paul Barrett ‘16 and Elliot Solandt ‘17 coming out with an 8-4 win at number one, along with Rhonny Rosario ‘16 and Robert Shmitz ‘16 edging out in front with an 8-5 win. Marco Amendola ‘17 and Garrett Sopko ‘19 at number three came out on top with an 8-1 win.

In singles, Solandt was the only Saint to win without conceding a set. He posted a 6-0,6-0 win in the number sixth spot over Saint Michaels Forrest Owen.

Rosario, Barrett and Amendola won their second matches of the afternoon and Kevin Frommer ‘17 won his singles match at number four with a, 6-1, 6-4, over Patrick Dietz. To round out the day, Schmitz edged Charlie Merry 7-6(2) and 7-5 for the Saints to complete the sweep. The Saints will travel to Bard this weekend for a Liberty League match on Saturday and will take on Hamilton Sunday morning.

The Women’s team took on the Union Dutchwomen coming out with a 7-2 win in a Liberty League match up this past Saturday. This was their final home match for nearly a month. The Saints had dual wins from Morgan McNeal ‘16, Georgia Comber ‘17, Hallie Young ‘17 and Laramie McHugh ‘18. In addition, first-year Alexandra Dadoly came-from-behind with a three set win against Union’s Hayley Lough.

After losing the first set 3-6, she rebounded with a 6-4 win in the second and a 10-8 in the third. The Saints held a 2-1 lead over the Dutchwomen after the doubles round.

Young was the first to solidify a singles win with a 6-1, 6-1 victory, followed by wins from Comber and McNeal. Dadoly was the last Saint to win on Saturday, as Sophomore Emily Wyman dropped a three-set battle to Natalie Pronchick at number one.

The women’s team will travel to Hamilton on Sunday for their final dual match before spring break. Both teams will head to California for their annual spring break trips in two weeks.

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Samara Sausville