Women's Tennis Picks Up Two Wins
April 7, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina recorded consecutive non-conference victories over Richmond (6-1) and Mount Olive (7-0) in doubleheader action Tuesday afternoon at the ECU Tennis Complex.
The pair of triumphs improved the Lady Pirates' spring dual match record to 14-7 while Richmond and Mount Olive dropped to 5-9 and 7-11, respectively.
In the opener against Richmond, ECU clinched the doubles point after an 8-3 win by Natalie Collins and Tamara Sachs at No.1 and an 8-5 win by Petra Vogel and Yilian Zhang over Isabel Arana and Kelly Tidwell at No. 3. Jessica Cook and Audrey LePottier dismissed Erin Clark and Helen Cunningham, 8-6, to complete doubles action.
Collins, LePottier, Vogel, Zhang and Cook, were all victorious in singles play at the No. 3, No. 4, No. 2 and No. 1 positions, respectively. Collins rolled past Sydney Grant (6-4, 6-2), LePottier defeated Joanna Matuszczyk (6-4, 6-2), Vogel knocked off Cunningham (6-4, 7-5), Zhang dispatched Mariana Arana (6-4, 6-4) and Cook outlasted Tidwell (3-6, 6-0, 6-0) to help East Carolina cruise past the Spiders. Arana recorded the lone point for Richmond with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Abby Richmond at the No. 6 singles flight.
Against Mount Olive, ECU combined to record a 24-2 doubles ledger and a 73-14 singles mark during its shutout. Tandems Richmond/Sachs as well as Kristin Gordon and Sheelah Iyengar each recorded 8-0 victories to help East Carolina tally the doubles point while Cook and Zhang defeated Sofia Medeiros and Jessica Souza,8-2, to complete the sweep. Iyengar posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kelly Dunlap to open singles play followed by Collins and Zhang who each registered straight-set 6-0, 6-1 wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 slots to capture the team win.
The Lady Pirates completed the singles sweep with A. Richmond 's 6-3, 6-0 win over Pietra Viana at No. 3, Sachs' 6-1, 6-2 victory over Medeiros at No.4 and Gordon's 6-1, 7-5 win over Patricia Guedes at No.5.
East Carolina will be back in action on Saturday for a doubleheader against Davidson (10:00 a.m.) and Presbyterian (2:00 p.m.) at the ECU Tennis Complex.
EAST CAROLINA 6, RICHMOND 1
EAST CAROLINA 7, MOUNT OLIVE 0