Posted: February 26, 2006
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh tennis teams wrapped up a perfect weekend on the courts as both the Mountain Hawk men and women blanked Drexel by 7-0 scores Sunday at the Lewis Tennis Center. Each Lehigh squad wrapped up the weekend with two wins by 7-0 scores. The Brown and White did not lose a match all weekend, and only dropped one set. The Lehigh men picked up their fifth straight win to improve to 6-1, while the women evened their record at 4-4.
The men’s team took the courts first and had little trouble with the Dragons. Senior Randall Smalley had the toughest test, but outlasted Carlo Pangilinan 7-5, 7-5 at first singles. Junior Alfredo Fernandez-Concha won in straight sets over Pasquale Cardone at third singles to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season.
The Lehigh women had equal success against Drexel, as the Brown and White picked up their third straight win. The Mountain Hawks won all three doubles matches and then swept the singles matches as well. Junior Gwen Dwyer held off Emily Lewis in three sets to win at first singles, while Lehigh’s other five singles players rolled to straight set victories.
The Mountain Hawks will return to action on March 6, when they head down to Florida for their annual spring break trip. Both Lehigh teams will open up play at Florida Tech with matches beginning at noon.
Lehigh Men 7 Drexel 0
1. Smalley/Nespoli (L) def. Pangilinan/Koebele (D) 8-2
2. Nelson/Fernandez-Concha (L) def. Cardone/Wadhwan (D) 8-4
3. Lloyd/Balshi (L) def. Keefe/Parikh (D) 8-2
1. Randall Smalley (L) def. Carlo Pangilinan (D) 7-5, 7-5
2. Ryan Lloyd (L) def. Joseph Koebele (D) 6-2, 6-1
3. Alfredo Fernandez-Concha (L) def. Pasquale Cardone (D) 6-2, 6-2
4. Brad Nelson (L) def. Ayusha Wadhman (D) 6-0, 6-2
5. John Nespoli (L) def. Michael Keefe (D) 6-1, 6-3
6. Andrew Balshi (L) def. Gaurav Parikh (D) 6-0, 6-1
Lehigh Women 7 Drexel 0
1. Foster/Dwyer (L) def. Lewis/Lewis (D) 8-3
2. Cohen/Long (L) def. Stecova/Pron (D) 8-5
3. Donohue/Schwartz (L) def. Rimmey/Doriss (D) 8-2
1. Gwen Dwyer (L) def. Emily Lewis (D) 4-6, 6-0, 10-2
2. Ariela Cohen (L) def. Hana Stecova (D) 6-1, 6-3
3. Alexis Jacobi (L) def. Mellissa Lewis (D) 6-3, 6-1
4. Allie Schwartz (L) def. Jaimee Wylie (D) 6-2, 6-1
5. Cessa Murasko-Blank (L) def. Kristy Pron (D) 6-0, 6-2
6. Starrine Foster (L) def. Jill Toussaint (D) 6-4, 6-2