Apr. 4: The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team picked up their second straight win on Saturday afternoon, as the Scarlet and Brown swept Nazareth College 9-0 in Rochester, NY.
The Saints improve to 6-3 with the victory, which was their third 9-0 shutout of the 2008-09 season. Nazareth falls to 8-10 after suffering the loss.
St. Lawrence rolled to a 3-0 advantage in the doubles portion of the match. Junior captain Casey Gilman and sophomore Stephanie Finn cruised to an 8-1 win at the No. 1 spot over Danielle Carinci and Jess Faber, while senior captain Elizabeth Karam and rookie Hillary Drewry doubled up Elizabeth Way and Kelly Noble, 8-4.
Junior Chelsea Hubbell and first-year student Barry Edgar completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 victory against Sherrita Wilkins and Jen Crane at No. 3.
The visitors carried their momentum over into singles play, as they won all six matches with only one going to a tiebreaker. Finn, Gilman and Edgar all won their matches 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, 3 and 6 respectively. Meanwhile, Karam defeated Way 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 and Hubbell handled Noble 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4.
In the No. 5 singles match, sophomore Paige Cohen overcame a first-set deficit to rally past Wilkins to give St. Lawrence a 9-0 win. The Pittsburgh, PA native dropped the opening set 6-7 (2-7) but rallied to win the second set 6-3 and the tiebreaker 10-5.
The Saints look to clinch a weekend sweep tomorrow, Sunday, April 5 when they visit the University of Rochester Yellowjackets.