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.