CINCINNATI, Ohio - Fifth-seeded Richmond defeated No. 12 St. Bonaventure, 4-0, on Thursday at the Court Yard Sportsplex in the opening round of play of the A-10 Women's Tennis Championship.
At No. 6 singles, Katya Salas defeated Francesca Chin, 6-1, 6-0 to give the Spiders an early 1-0 lead. Kelsey Williams then gave UR a 2-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles.
Gaby Rosales would then earn a 6-2, 6-2 decision at second doubles, while St. Bonaventure's Dominique Mortier and Mariam Skhirtladze picked up first set victories. At top singles, Anna Abadias and Mara Martinez-Santori split sets as well.
The match was clinced at No. 4 singles when Ana Ramirez, after dropping the first set, rallied back to win the final two sets, 6-0, 6-1.
With the win, Richmond will face No. 4 Saint Louis at 10:00 am. In an earlier meeting this spring, The Billikens defeated UR, 7-0.
#5 RICHMOND def. #12 ST. BONAVENTURE, 4-0
1. Anna Abadias (UR) vs. Mara Martinez-Santori (SBU), 6-2, 1-6, 4-0, DNF
2. Gaby Rosales (UR) def. Gabriella Bowe (SBU), 6-2, 6-2
3. Mariam Skhirtladze (SBU) vs. Brittany Boys (UR) 7-6(5), 2-5, DNF
4. Ana Ramirez (UR) def. Dominique Mortier (SBU), 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
5. Kelsey Williams (UR) def. Lauren Doversola (SBU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Katya Salas (UR) def. Francesca Chin (SBU), 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 6, 5, 2, 4
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The sixth-seeded Duquesne Dukes defeated No. 11 Saint Joseph's, 4-1, at Camargo Racquet Club, in Thursday's opening round of A-10 Women's Tennis Championship action.
The Dukes got off to an early start,winning first sets on each court except for No. 5 singles. Freshman Julianne Herman finished first, winning at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0 over Maureen Devlin to give DUQ a 1-0 lead. Alexa Miller then gave Duquesne its second point, earning at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-1 over Alex Zachem.
Saint Joseph's got on the board on court No. 5 as Adrianne Polatnick defeated Megan Wasson, 6-1, 6-3. Maddy Adams picked up a 6-0 first set victory, before winning by tiebreaker in the second set over Kristina Eisenbrand.
Sophomore Kylie Isaacs then clinched the match at top singles, beating Claire Minnoe, 7-5, 6-4.
With the win, the Dukes advance to play No. 3 Davidson at 1:30 pm. When the teams met earlier this season, the Wildcats won, 4-0.
#6 DUQUESNE def. #11 SAINT JOSEPH’S, 4-1
1. Kylie Isaacs (DUQ) def. Claire Minnoe (SJU), 7-5, 6-4
2. Julianne Herman (DUQ) def. Maureen Devlin (SJU), 6-0, 6-0
3. Maddy Adams (DUQ) def. Kristina Eisenbrand (SJU), 6-0, 7-6(4)
4. Alexa Miller (DUQ) def. Alex Zachem (SJU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Adrianne Polatnick (SJU) def. Megan Wasson (DUQ), 6-1, 6-3
6. Ally Miller (DUQ) vs. Anne Marie Devlin (SJU), 6-3, 1-0, DNF
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5, 3, 1