Blue Jays Fly Past Wildcats on the Courts

Blue Jays Fly Past Wildcats on the Courts

For Immediate Release
September 9, 2015


Blue Jays Fly Past Wildcats on the Courts

LONGMEADOW, Mass.- The Wildcats of Bay Path University hosted the Blue Jays of the University of St. Joseph in regional women's tennis action, falling 9-0 this afternoon.  The tandem of seniors Brittany Walsh (North Smithfield, R.I.) and Taylor Wood (Castleton, N.Y.) despite a strong effort at the #1 spot fell 8-6 to freshman Lucy Roberge (Willington, Conn. ) and junior Rebecca Mauri (Meriden, Conn.).

The Blue Jays' #2 doubles team of freshmen Sakinah Abdulsalam (Bristol, Conn.) and Ashley Savino (Old Saybrook, Conn.) bested the combo of sophomore Katie Leibowitz (Tolland, Conn.) and senior Katrina Mannion (Lawrence, Mass.) by a tally of 8-0.

In the #3 doubles matchup, St. Joseph teammates sophomore Tara Smith (Palmer, Mass.) and freshman Leah Nguyen (West Hartford, Conn.) posted an 8-3 triumph over  seniors Kimberly Drahushuk (Hudson, N.Y.) and Edna Aboagye (Wappinger Falls, N.Y.)

St. Joseph swept all six singles matches, headlined by Mauri's 6-4, 7-6 (10-6) triumph over Walsh at the #1 spot, and Roberge's 6-4, 7-6 (11-9) victory over Wood at #2.

In the #3 match, Abdulsalam topped Rosario 6-2, 6-0, while Savino defeated Leibowitz 6-0, 6-1, in the #4 position.

Smith edged Drahushuk 6-0, 6-1 at #5, while Sundara bested Aboagye 6-1, 6-1 at the #6 spot to close out the scoring.

Next up for Bay Path (0-2) will be the Wildcats' NECC opener at Becker on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. St. Joseph (1-0) will visit MCLA in non-conference play Saturday at noon.

Tennis Match Results
Univ. of St. Joseph vs Bay Path
09/09/2015 at Longmeadow, Mass.
(Frost Park)

Univ. of St. Joseph 9, Bay Path 0

 Singles competition
1. Rebecca Mauri (USJ) def. Brittany Walsh (BPWT) 6-4, 7-6 (10-6)
2. Lucy Roberge (USJ) def. Taylor Wood (BPWT) 6-4, 7-6 (11-9)
3. Sakinah Abdulsalam (USJ) def. Yismel Rosario (BPWT) 6-2, 6-0
4. Ashley Savino (USJ) def. Katie Leibowitz (BPWT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Tara Smith (USJ) def. Kimberly Drahushuk (BPWT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Serena Sundara (USJ) def. Edna Aboagye (BPWT) 6-1, 6-1

 Doubles competition
1. Rebecca Mauri/Lucy Roberge (USJ) def. Brittany Walsh/Taylor Wood (BPWT) 8-6
2. Sakinah Abdulsalam/Ashley Savino (USJ) def. Katie Leibowitz/Katrina Mannion (BPWT) 8-0
3. Tara Smith/Leah Nguyen (USJ) def. Kimberly Drahushuk/Edna Aboagye (BPWT) 8-3

Match Notes:
Univ. of St. Joseph 1-0
Bay Path 0-2
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,4,3,1,2)
T-4 hours  A-23