Women's Tennis Picks Up 3rd Straight Win

Women's Tennis Picks Up 3rd Straight Win

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA – On the road for a regional matchup, the St. Thomas Aquinas College women’s tennis team won in near-shutout fashion against East Stroudsburg, 8-1.  Sweeping the doubles portion of the match for only the second time this season, the Lady Spartans took their 3-0 into singles play and clinched the victory with wins at #3 and #2 singles, respectively.

Freshmen Lovisa Engstrand ’21 (Stockholm, Sweden) and Cassandra Rohr ’21 (Mallorca, Spain) were solid again, as Engstrand won her 3rd singles match 6-0, 6-0 before Rohr clinched the match at 2nd singles, 6-1, 6-1.  The win marked Engstrand’s 9thconsecutive singles victory.

With the match decided, the Lady Spartans won at fifth, fourth, and sixth singles to round out the scoring.  Senior tri-captain Sara O’Brien ’18 (Orangeburg, NY) won 8-3 at #5, while sophomore Katarina Lopez ’20 (New City, NY) matched her 8-3 win at the #4 spot.  Senior tri-captain Carolyn Kopf ’18 (Garnerville, NY) won at #6 8-4 for the final point of the day.

The Lady Spartans travel to UDC on Thursday, with a 12:00 PM start time, with playoff implications on the line.

 

St. Thomas Aquinas 8, East Stroudsburg 1

Doubles

1.     Engstrand/O’Brien (STAC) def. Zardet/Stetina (ESU), 8-2

2.     Kanefu/Rohr (STAC) def. Bartoli/Presby (ESU), 8-2

3.     Lopez/Kopf (STAC) def. McClusky/Jackson (ESU), 8-6

Singles 

1.     M. Zardet (ESU) def. Nyenyeri Kanefu (STAC), 7-5, 6-3

2.     Cassandra Rohr (STAC) def. D. Presby (ESU), 6-1, 6-1

3.     Lovisa Engstrand (STAC) def. A. Stetina (ESU), 6-0, 6-0

4.     Katarina Lopez (STAC) def. Q. McClusky (ESU), 8-3

5.     Sara O’Brien (STAC) def. E. Bartoli (ESU), 8-3

6.     Carolyn Kopf (STAC) def. A. Jackson (ESU), 8-4

 

Order of Finish:           Doubles (1, 2, 3)         Singles (3, 2*, 1, 4, 5, 6)

St. Thomas Aquinas 6-8 (3-3 ECC)

East Stroudsburg 0-4 (0-1 PSAC)