Slippery Rock has grown accustomed to facing off against Notre Dame College (Oh.).

With Rock football splitting a pair of national playoff games against Notre Dame over the past two seasons, the two schools developed a bit of a rivalry. However, it wasn’t much of a rivalry at the Mayfield Village Racquet Club Saturday afternoon.

The Slippery Rock tennis team swept Notre Dame, 7-0, in an all-around dominant effort.

Slippery Rock won all three doubles matches, picking up the doubles point in a relatively quick fashion.

The top-flight pairing of senior Viola Lugmayr, the divisional Athlete of the Week, and sophomore Lois Page dispatched Notre Dame’s top pair Laura Herrera and Kaytlin Marlatt, 6-2. Senior Lacey Cohen and junior Olivia Warner picked up a similar 6-2 win over Emily Hofsess and Hayleigh Tucker in the second flight.

Juniors Amy Varckette and Lauren Fadden swept the final doubles match, 6-0, for good measure.

Cohen and Lugmayr faced some adversity in the first and second seed singles pairings, winning 6-3, 6-1 and 6-3, 7-5, respectively, but the bottom four flights dropped just two points combined.

Page dispatched Marlatt 6-0, 6-1, and freshman Pia Bruckmayer dropped Hannah Farmer 6-1, 6-0 in the third and fourth flights, respectively.

Warner and Fadden swept their opponents, 6-0, 6-0, in the fifth and sixth flights, respectively, icing a perfect day for Slippery Rock on the courts.

Improving to 3-1 on the season, all four contests this season have been sweeps — whether it’s one of the three wins or being swept by Carnegie Mellon.

Slippery Rock will travel to Olean, New York on Sunday for a contest against Division I St. Bonaventure at 1 p.m.

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Karl is a senior sport management major and communication minor entering his fifth semester on The Rocket staff. He will serve as the sports editor after previously serving as the assistant sports editor. During his time with The Rocket, he has covered every sport that SRU has to offer, and with the lack of sports this coming semester, he is looking forward to finding alternative ways to deliver sports news to the SRU community. After graduation, he hopes to work in the sports writing field.


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