ECU Women's Tennis Shuts Out Barton, 7-0
April 11, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women's tennis squad rolled past Barton 7-0 Saturday night, posting a combined singles mark of 72-2 after claiming the doubles point with a 24-3 ledger.
The victory marked a successful close to the regular season for the Lady Pirates, who now will enter next week's Conference USA Championship Tournament on a four-match win streak and a 14-6 overall record. Barton fell to 3-13 with the loss.
Natalie Collins and Sheelah Iyengar opened the action with an 8-0 doubles victory over Ahdai Newsome and Kristen Packer in a No. 3 meeting before Tamara Sachs and Brooke Walter clinched the first tally with an 8-1 triumph against Blair Burke and Lindsay Toth at the No. 2 slot.
ECU registered 6-0 wins in 10 of 12 singles sets, including match shutouts by Jessica Cook at No. 2, Walter at No. 4, Sachs at No. 5 and Iyengar at No. 6. In addition, top-seeded senior Varinia Soler turned in a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Toth in her last career home appearance, while Collins posted a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Summer Chase at No. 3.
The Lady Pirates will now begin preparation efforts for the league tourney, which is scheduled to open Thursday in Houston, Texas.
EAST CAROLINA 7, BARTON 0