Spartans Edge Sciences, 5-4 in Women's Tennis

Spartans Edge Sciences, 5-4 in Women's Tennis

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The St. Thomas Aquinas College women’s tennis team defeated regional opponent University of the Sciences on Thursday with a score of 5-4.  The win marked a reversal of fortunes for the Lady Spartans, who had previously lost five matches by that 5-4 mark.  

Freshman Cassandra Rohr ’21 (Mallorca, Spain) continued her stellar play, besting Karla Miletic in the first flight 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (12-10).  Miletic was ranked the #2 player in the region at this year’s ITA East Region tournament.  Fellow fresman Lovisa Engstrand ’21 (Stockholm, Sweden) won her fifth singles match in a row, besting her opponent 6-2, 6-2 in the second slot.

With the Lady Spartans down 3-2, Sara O’Brien ’18 (Orangeburg, NY) won her fifth singles match to quickly even the score at 3-3.  Rohr’s win at first singles gave STAC a 4-3 lead, while Carolyn Kopf ’18 (Garnerville, NY) clinched the match at sixth singles with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph.  Kopf also teamed with Katarina Lopez ’20 (New City, NY) to get the Lady Spartans on the board with an 8-2 third flight doubles win.  After losing her first set in singles, Lopez battled back to force a third set tiebreaker, only to fall 10-6.

St. Thomas Aquinas is next in action on Tuesday, October 10 as they host regional foe Concordia College.


St. Thomas Aquinas 5, USciences 4


1.     Miletic/Gamarnik (USCI) def. Engstrand/O’Brien (STAC), 8-6

2.     Paran/Linder (USCI) def. Rohr/Kanefu (STAC), 8-2

3.     Lopez/Kopf (STAC) def. Serrano/Le (USCI), 8-2


1.     Cassandra Rohr (STAC) def. Karla Miletic (USCI), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (12-10)

2.     Lovisa Engstrand (STAC) def. Danielle Paran (USCI), 6-2, 6-2

3.     Elkanah Linder (USCI) def. Nyenyeri Kanefu (STAC), 6-2, 6-1

4.     Abby Gamarnik (USCI) def. Katarina Lopez (STAC), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6)

5.     Sara O’Brien (STAC) def. Julia James (USCI), 6-0, 6-1

6.     Carolyn Kopf (STAC) def. Han Le (USCI), 6-2, 6-1


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

St. Thomas Aquinas:  3-7

USciences:  3-4