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Duquesne Defeats Bonnies, Davidson Beats Hawks in Women's Tennis Championship First Round

By Atlantic 10 Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. – Fourth-seeded Duquesne defeated No. 13 St. Bonaventure 4-0 while No. 5 Davidson beat No. 12 Saint Joseph’s 4-1 in the first round of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Championship at the USTA National Campus Wednesday.

Duquesne and Davidson both advance to Thursday’s second round where they will face off at 6:00 pm.

The Dukes began their match by winning the doubles point thanks to victories at No. 1 and No. 3. Julianne Herman and Meredith Lee won 6-3 at No. 1 over Penelope Abreu and Andrea Roque while Laurel Shymansky and Maddy Adams won 6-1 over Buse Gunay and Paula Velilla at No. 3.

Aishwarya Kona cruised to a win in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles over Emily Stanley to put the Dukes up 2-0. Shymansky made the match score 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Roque at No. 2 singles. Herman closed out the Duquesne victory with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles against Abreu.

Davidson also won their doubles point, winning at No. 2 and No. 3. Alexa Abele and Samantha Armas opened the doubles with a win at No. 2, 6-3 over SJU’s Madeline Hill and Paige Conrad. Gabrielle Centenari and Nicole Krykanov then sealed the doubles point for the Wildcats by beating Laura Gomez and Katherine Devlin, 6-2.

Centenari gave Davidson a 2-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Gomez at No. 3 singles. Amanda Nava then earned the Hawks first point with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles over Megan Scholvinck.  

Wins at No. 5 and No. 2 singles cemented the win for Davidson, with Elizabeth Truluck defeating SJU’s Alex Kramer 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5, and Abele beating Isis Gill-Reid 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2. 


MATCH #1

#4 DUQUESNE def. #13 ST. BONAVENTURE, 4-0

SINGLES

1. Julianne Herman (DUQ) def. Penelope Abreu (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Laurel Shymansky (DUQ) def. Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Maddy Adams (DUQ) Kahlei Reisinger (SBU) 6-0, 5-2, DNF
4. Priyanka Mitta (DUQ) Buse Gunay (SBU) 6-3, 1-0
5. Aishwarya Kona (DUQ) def. Emily Stanley (SBU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Margot Pessy (DUQ) Paula Velilla (SBU) 6-1, 4-2

Order of Finish: 5, 2, 1


DOUBLES

1. Julianne Herman/Meredith Lee (DUQ) def. Penelope Abreu/Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-3
2. Kahlei Reisinger/Emily Stanley (SBU) vs. Priyanka Mitta/Margot Pessy (DUQ) 4-3, DNF
3. Laurel Shymansky/Maddy Adams (DUQ) def. Buse Gunay/Paula Velilla (SBU) 6-1

Order of Finish: 3, 1


MATCH #2

#5 DAVIDSON def. #12 SAINT JOSEPH’S, 4-1

SINGLES

1. Amanda Nava (SJU) def. Megan Scholvinck (DAV) 6-3, 6-0
2. Alexa Abele (DAV) def. Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Gabrielle Centenari (DAV) def. Laura Gomez (SJU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Samantha Armas (DAV) vs. Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-1, 5-5, DNF
5. Elizabeth Truluck (DAV) def. Alex Kramer (SJU) 6-3, 6-1
6. Alyssa Hahn (DAV) vs. Katherine Devlin (SJU) 6-1, 5-3, DNF

Order of Finish: 3, 1, 5, 2

DOUBLES

1. Amanda Nava/Isis Gill-Reid (SJU) vs. Megan Scholvinck/Elizabeth Truluck (DAV) 4-3 DNF
2. Alexa Abele/Samantha Armas (DAV) def. Madeline Hill/Paige Conrad (SJU) 6-3
3. Gabrielle Centenari/Nicole Krykanov (DAV) def. Laura Gomez/Katherine Devlin (SJU) 6-2

Order of Finish: 2, 3

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