Tennis handles Alderson Broaddus with ease

Published by , Author: Logan Campbell - Rocket Contributor, Date: February 16, 2016
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The Slippery Rock University women’s tennis team recorded a solid non-conference win on the road Saturday over Alderson Broaddus University (ABU) 9-0.

With this win, SRU improves to 4-2 on the season. Alderson Broaddus drops to 1-5 with the loss.

“We played as well as we needed to,” Rock head coach Matt Meredith said “We took care of business like we should have to earn the win.”

The Rock continued the great play in doubles, finishing one point shy of a complete sweep. The first team, consisting of sophomores Nina Barbano and Carla Corrochano Moracho, fell one point out of a shutout by winning 8-1.

Their win came over Mireia Fabrega and Eva Sever of ABU. Barbano and Moracho are now at a 7-2 mark in the 2015-2016 season.

“They are in their second year playing together, and they will be competitive throughout the year,” Meredith said. “They’re still young and will continue to improve their game. Overall we’re still a young team, that’s building and developing as we go. We’re definitely a lot stronger than we were last year.”

The second team of junior Stephanie Fortier and freshman Amanda Bruscemi recorded an 8-0 shutout over Stephanie Gertsakis and Nicole Martin.

The third team of juniors Tiffany Kollah and Kylee Woodman also won by an 8-0 score over Taylor England and Chelsea Jefferson.

The Rock continued its impressive day in singles play, winning at each tier in play.

Bruscemi and Fortier each recorded shutouts of 6-0, 6-0 at the fourth and fifth singles. Their respective wins came against Martin and England.

Freshman Allie Welch and Barbano also came close to shutout victories in the sixth and second singles. Welch won 6-1, 6-0 over Jefferson, while Barbano bested Sever 6-0, 6-1. With their wins, Barbano improves to 8-5 in singles play and Welch moves above .500 to 5-4.

Kollah earned a 6-0, 6-2 win over Gertsakis at third singles, and Moracho won 6-0, 6-4 against Fabrega in the first singles.

Moracho improves to 6-3 on the season in singles play.

The Rock will look to continue their winning ways as they travel to St. Bonaventure University on Feb. 27.

“St. Bonaventure is a D1 team, and they’ll be very competitive for us to play,” Meredith said.  “It’ll be good to see how good we perform with our next several games coming up. These games will be a challenge for us, they’re all tough for us down in the south and in Florida.”

Match time is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Olean, NY.

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