Posted: February 20, 2006
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh split a pair of matches on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 decision to Stony Brook early in the day before bouncing back and shutting out Saint Joseph’s 7-0 at the Lewis Tennis Center. The Mountain Hawks now stand at 2-4 on the spring season.
The Mountain Hawks won two of three doubles matches to earn the first point versus Stony Brook. Co-captains Starrine Foster and Gwen Dwyer combined for an 8-6 win at first doubles and junior Lindsay Long teamed with freshman Allie Schwartz to win at third doubles.
Singles play would not be as kind to the Mountain Hawks, as Lehigh won just one singles match, as Long defeated Monica Myers in three sets 6-2, 1-6, 10-7.
Lehigh was able to bounce back with a dominating performance versus Saint Joseph’s. The Brown and White won all three doubles matches and then took all six singles matches. The six Mountain Hawk players lost a combined four games in singles play against St. Joe’s. Sophomore Alexis Jacobi picked up her first singles win of the season, while freshman Ariela Cohen and junior Cessa Murasko blank won by commanding 6-0, 6-0 scores.
The Mountain Hawks will return to action on Saturday as they continue their season-opening home stand against Mount St. Mary’s. The match gets underway at 11:00 am from the Lewis Tennis Center in Bethlehem.
Stony Brook 5 Lehigh 2
1. Foster/Dwyer (LU) def. Chovanova/Wijeratne (SB) 8-6
2. Valle/Federgreen (SB) def. Cohen/Jacobi (LU) 8-6
3. Long/Schwartz (LU) def. Myers/Vovsha (SB) 8-3
1. Anne Catherine Valle (SB) def. Gwen Dwyer (LU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Hana Chovanova (SB) def. Ariela Cohen (LU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
3. Sandy Wijeratne (SB) def. Alexis Jacobi (LU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Erica Federgreen (SB) def. Allie Schwartz (LU) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
5. Lindsay Long (LU) def. Monica Myers (SB) 6-2, 1-6, 10-7
6. Victoria Vovsha (SB) def. Cessa Murasko-Blank (LU) 0-6, 6-4, 10-6
Lehigh 7 Saint Joseph’s 0
1. Foster/Dwyer (LU) def. Morrison/Swanderski (SJU) 8-3
2. Jacobi/Cohen(LU) def. DiGiacomo/Donaldson (SJU) 8-3
3. Vityuk/Schwartz (LU) def. Contino/Kuhmerker (SJU) 8-6
1. Gwen Dwyer (LU) def. Nicole Morrison (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ariela Cohen (LU) def. Jessica Swanderski (SJU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Alexis Jacobi (LU) def. Gina DiGiacomo (SJU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Lindsay Long (LU) def. Krysta Contino (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Cessa Murasko-Blank (LU) def. Reshma Moorthy (SJU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Starrine Foster (LU) def. Marisa Donaldson (SJU) 8-0