The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team took on the Grove City College Wolverines in a non-conference matchup Wednesday at the Slippery Rock University Tennis Courts. The women handled the Wolverines with ease by defeating them with a final score of 9-0. In addition to their win, the team honored its lone senior, Courtney Gallagher.
The Rock came out strong in doubles with an 8-1 victory by freshman Amanda Bruscemi and sophomore Nina Barbano over Julie Becker and Leah Thomsen. The Bruscemi and Barbano duo is now 5-0 on the season. Junior Tiffany Kollah and sophomore Carla Corrochano Moracho improved their doubles record to 3-2 with a win against Maggie Manchester and Karolina Lagerquist with a final score of 8-1. In the final doubles match, Gallagher and junior Stephanie Fortier triumphed over Alyssa Jackson and Taylor Bradley with a final score of 8-2.
In the first singles flight, Kollah was able to claim a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Manchester. Fortier was able to defeat Thomsen in the third flight with scores of 6-1, 6-1.
Junior Kylee Woodman buried Parks in the fifth slot of singles with a final score of 6-0, 6-0.
Freshman Allie Welch took victory in fourth singles with scores of 6-4, 6-0 against Bradley while Bruscemi was able to hold Lagerquist to scores of 6-2, 6-0.
Gallagher made her first appearance of the season for SRU. In no. 6 singles, Gallagher controlled the match against Melissa Karidis. Karidis was not able to catch up to Gallagher and was defeated 6-0, 6-0.
“Today was a solid win,” Gallagher said. “I believe I played competitively and was able to slam the door on (Karidis). It has been a fun four years, I just want to thank all my friends, teammates, and family on all of the support throughout the years.”
The Rock will look to continue with their winning ways against Edinboro University on Thursday, April 14. The match is Slippery Rock’s last 2015-2016 home match.
“Tomorrow is a big game. It is going to be a fun and competitive day,” Rock head coach Matt Meredith said. “I can’t wait to get out there.”