Fordham Advances With Win Over Rhode Island
MASON, Ohio—No. 8 seed Fordham blanked ninth-seeded Rhode Island, 4-0 Thursday in the first round of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Championship at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
Fordham (10-9) won the doubles point when the team of Ellie Ball and Sarah Ali won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, followed by an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles by Hanna Fritzinger and Bella Genkina.
Genkina defeated Elizaveta Sadovnikova at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2 and Julie Leong got a win at No. 5 singles over Nithila Asokaraj, 6-4, 6-3 to give Fordham two singles points for a 3-0 match lead.
Angie Dabu closed out the win for the Bronx Rams with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Kathleen Uy at No. 3 singles.
Fordham advances to face top-seeded VCU Friday at 10:00 am. Rhode Island finishes at 6-11.
2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Tennis Championship
Match 4 – Thursday, April 24 -- Noon
#8 Fordham def. #9 Rhode Island, 4-0
Ellie Ball (FOR) vs. Galina Chernykh (URI), 5-7, 1-2 DNF
Sarah Ali (FOR) vs. Taylor Holden (URI), 6-0, 4-6 DNF
Angie Dabu (FOR) d. Kathleen Uy (URI), 6-0, 6-3
Bella Genkina (FOR) d. Elizaveta Sadovnikova (URI), 6-1, 6-2
Julie Leong (FOR) d. Nithila Asokaraj (URI), 6-4, 6-3
Destiny Grunin (FOR) vs. Jordan Rucks (URI), 6-3, 5-0 DNF
Order of finish: #4, #5, #3
Ball/Ali (FOR) d. Uy/Asokaraj (URI), 8-1
Dabu/Leong (FOR) vs. Chernykh/Sadovnikova (URI), 6-4 DNF
Hanna Fritzinger/Genkina (FOR) d. Holden/Rucks, 8-4
Order of finish: #1, #3