Posted: February 3, 2008
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh capped off a busy weekend of tennis action by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson 5-2 Sunday afternoon at the Lewis Tennis Center. The Mountain Hawks captured the doubles point and the final four singles flights to earn their second straight victory as they improve to 2-1 on the spring season.
The Mountain Hawks won the doubles point, winning both flights after earning a win by default from the Knights at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, the Knights earned wins at first and second singles to take a 2-1 lead. Junior Victoria Vityuk won in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 over Sarah Delliere at No. 4 singles to tie the match at two, and then classmate Ruthie Furman pulled out the lone singles match to go to three sets, outlasting Jen DeCarlos 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 at third singles. Needing just one win to clinch the match, Lehigh received straight set wins from sophomore Stacey Reich and freshman Kiera Murasko-Blank at fifth and sixth singles respectively.
The Mountain Hawks will return to the court on Thursday when they welcome the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers to the Lewis Tennis Center. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Lehigh 5 Fairleigh Dickinson 2
1. Schwartz/Furman (LU) def. Chernyshova/Jen DeCarlos (FDU) 8-3
2. Reich/Jacobi (LU) def. Jinny DeCarlos/Delliere (FDU) 8-1
3. Default to Lehigh
1. Julija Korshunova (FDU) def. Allie Schwartz (LU) 7-6, 6-3
2. Ksenia Chernyshova (FDU) def. Alexis Jacobi (LU) 7-5, 6-2
3. Ruthie Furman (LU) def. Jen DeCarlos (FDU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
4. Victoria Vityuk (LU) def. Sarah Delliere (FDU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Stacey Reich (LU) def. Jinny DeCarlos (FDU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Kiera Murasko-Blank (LU) def. Christina Martine (FDU) 6-3, 6-2