The Slippery Rock University tennis team took on Edinboro University in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) matchup this Thursday. The Rock came out victorious with a final score of 6-3. With the win, the women are 12-8 overall and were able to climb back to a .500 winning percentage (2-2) in the PSAC.
The team started off strong in doubles, sweeping the Fighting Scots three games to none. The duo of sophomore Carla Corrochano Moracho and junior Tiffany Kollah were victorious over Laura Lopez and Roxana Yeh with a final score of 8-5. Sophomore Nina Barbano and freshman Amanda Bruscemi continued their undefeated season together (6-0) with an 8-5 win over Julia Hellstern and Jelena Vucenovic. Juniors Stephanie Fortier and Kylee Woodman handled their opponents with ease, defeating Anastasiya Dasik and Tatiana Batalla with an 8-2 score.
“We played awesome doubles today,” head coach Matt Meredith said. “We needed to change how we were paired in doubles because obviously something wasn’t working out. Nina and Amanda are dominant when playing together and Tiffany’s athleticism fits better with Carla.”
At no. 2 singles, sophomore Barbano continued her strong season with her fifth consecutive win and 15th of the year. The sophomore easily overcame Dasik beating her 6-1, 6-1.
Fortier matched scores with Barbano beating Vucenovic 6-1, 6-1 at no. 5 singles.
Bruscemi was unable to claim victory Yeh, dropping the match 6-3, 6-2.
Corrochano would record SRU’s final win of the evening, overcoming Hellstern 6-3, 6-0.
In the final two matches of the evening, freshman Allie Welch lost a nail-biter to Batalla with scores of 6-0, 2-6, 10-7, while Kollah proved to be unsuccessful against Lopez losing 6-0, 6-2.
“What can I say, today was a solid win,” Meredith said. “Starting off and continually performing well in doubles proved to be the difference-maker against Edinboro today. Our next task is to take on and beat California (Pa.)”
The ladies will travel to California University (Pa.) to battle the Vulcans in a PSAC matchup on April 16th. The match is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.