Posted: April 5, 2009
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Lehigh returned from a two-week layoff by dominating Holy Cross by a 7-0 score in a neutral site match Sunday at Army’s Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Mountain Hawks swept the doubles matches and won all six singles contests to improve to 2-0 in the Patriot League and 5-8 overall.
In doubles play, Lehigh pulled out wins at the top two doubles flights, and added an 8-0 win from senior Ruthie Furman and junior Stacey Reich at No. 3 doubles over Paige Brown and Emma Rudnik to take a 1-0 lead.
Lehigh continued its dominance in singles play, led by identical 6-1, 6-0 victories from junior Julie Arthofer and freshman Liz Piscitelli at third and fourth singles respectively. The closest match of the day came at No. 6 singles, where Furman won 7-6, 7-5 over Kathryn Wilkie.
The Mountain Hawks will now have a nine day layoff before returning to action against arch rival Lafayette on Tuesday, April 14. Action gets underway at 3 p.m. from Easton, Pa.
Lehigh 7, Holy Cross 0
1. Schwartz/Cohen (LU) def. Meahl/Chandley (HC) 8-6
2. Arthofer/Piscitelli (LU) def. Marr/Konopka (HC) 8-3
3. Reich/Furman (LU) def. Brown/Rudnik (HC) 8-0
1. Allie Schwartz (LU) def. Kristen Meahl (HC) 6-3, 7-5
2. Ariela Cohen (LU) def. Emily Marr (HC) 6-2, 7-5
3. Julie Arthofer (LU) def. Carolyn Chandley (HC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Liz Piscitelli (LU) def. Hailee Lange (HC) 6-1, 6-0
5. Stacey Reich (LU) def. Ivette Konopka (HC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Ruthie Furman (LU) def. Kathryn Wilkie (HC) 7-6, 7-5