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.
Univ. of St. Joseph 9, Bay Path 0
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
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
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