Davidson and Saint Louis Advance to Friday's Quarterfinals
ORLANDO, Fla. – Fourth-seeded Davidson defeated No. 13 St. Bonaventure, 4-0, in Wednesday's first match at the USTA National Campus. With the win, the Wildcats will advance to face No. 5 Saint Louis, who defeated No. 12 Saint Joseph's, 4-0, on Wednesday morning at the A-10 Women's Tennis Championship.
The Wildcats earned the doubles win as Alexandra Abele and Ava Todd defeated their Bonnies' opponent 6-0, capturing the first point of the day for Davidson. Not far behind, teammates Megan Scholvinck and Samantha Armas beat Mara Martinez-Santori and Gabriella Bowe, 6-1 at the top spot to secure the doubles victory.
Junior, Todd didn't drop a set against her No. 5 competitor, grabbing the first singles win for the Wildcats, 6-0, 6-0. Down on court one Anna Catharine Feaster defeated Mara Martinez-Santori 6-1. 6-0. Giving the ‘Cats their last team point was Abele who nailed down a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4.
#4 DAVIDSON def. #13 ST. BONAVENTURE, 4-0
- Anna Catharine Feaster (DAV) def. Mara Martinez-Santori (SBU), 6-1, 6-0
- Megan Scholvinck (DAV) vs. Gabriella Bowe (SBU), 6-1, 4-4 (DNF)
- Gabriella Centenari (DAV) vs. Clara Herberts (SBU), 6-2, 5-1 (DNF)
- Alexandra Abele (DAV) def. Dominique Mortier (SBU), 6-1, 6-1
- Ava Todd (DAV) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBU), 6-0, 6-0
- Samantha Armas (DAV) vs. Lauren Doversola (SBU), 6-0, 4-5 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 4
- Megan Scholvinck/Samantha Armas (DAV) def. Mara Martinez-Santori/ Gabriella Bowe (SBU), 6-1
- Ally Sexton/Anna Catharine Feaster (DAV) vs. Clara Herberts/Lauren Doversola (SBU), 5-1 (DNF)
- Alexandra Abele/Ava Todd (DAV) def. Kahlei Reisinger/ Francesca Chin (SBU), 6-0
Order of Finish: 3, 1
ORLANDO, Fla.—Fifth-seeded Saint Louis earned a spot in Friday's quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over No. 12 Saint Joseph's at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday.
Sisters, Eleonore and Verginie Tchakarova struck first for the Billikens, winning 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. At No. 3, teammates Ally McKenzie and Cassie McKenzie topped Sarah Contrata and Katherine Devlin 6-1, sealing the double win.
Verginie Tchakarova earned Saint Louis' first singles win, 6-0, 6-2 over Isis Gill-Reid at No. 3. Ally McKenzie followed with a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over her Hawks opponent at No. 4. Clinching the match at No. 1, Aspen Cervin had a 6-3, 6-0 decision, sending the Billikens to the quarterfinals.
Saint Louis will face No. 4 Davidson on Friday at 9:00 am. The two teams met earlier this season where the Billikens defeated the Wildcats 5-2.
#5 SAINT LOUIS def. #12 SAINT JOSEPH'S, 4-0
- Aspen Cervin (SLU) def. Claire Minnoe (SJU), 6-3, 6-0
- Eleonore Tchakarova (SLU) def. Maureen Devlin (SJU), 6-1, 5-2 (DNF)
- Verginie Tchakarova (SLU) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU), 6-0, 6-2
- Ally McKenzie (SLU) def. Alex Zachem (SJU), 6-1, 6-0
- Cassie McKenzie (SLU) def. Katherine Devlin (SJU), 6-2, 2-4 (DNF)
- Mariluz Rojo Domingo (SLU) def. Sarah Contrata (SJU), 5-5 (DNF)
Order of Finish: 3, 4, 1
- Eleonore Tchakarova/ Verginie Tchakarova(SLU) def. Claire Minnoe/Alex Zachem (SJU), 6-2
- Aspen Cervin/Ariana Rodriguez(SLU) def. Maureen Devlin/Maddie Graziani (SJU), 5-1 (DNF)
- Ally Mckenzie/Cassie Mckenzie(SLU) def. Sarah Contrata/Katherine Devlin(SJU), 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 3