Women's Tennis Sweeps Lafayette, Holy Cross

Sophomore Carolyn Pitman

Sophomore Carolyn Pitman

March 21, 2014

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's tennis team ushered in Patriot League action with a pair of 7-0 sweeps over Lafayette and Holy Cross on Friday afternoon at Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Black Knights won all three doubles bouts in both contests, while taking 11 of 12 singles matches in straight-sets.

The victories extended Army’s regular-season win streak versus Patriot League opponents to 62 matches. The Black Knights’ last regular-season conference loss came in 2002. Army also stretched its 2014 dual-match win streak to eight.

Army (15-1, 2-0 Patriot League) improved to 18-10 overall against Lafayette (1-2, 0-1) and took a 20-2 lead in its all-time series with Holy Cross (0-4, 0-1).

Sisters Della and Elle Taylor collected back-to-back doubles wins at No. 1 and both went on to be victorious in the singles lineup. The same can be said for senior Jamila Paul and sophomore Carolyn Pitman at No. 2 doubles. Paul won at No. 1 singles opposite Lafayette, while Pitman did so later against Holy Cross.

Rookie Allyson Hayley rallied to win the Black Knights’ lone three-set test of the afternoon, outlasting Lafayette’s Tori Almeida 3-6, 7-5, 10-3 at fourth singles. Hayley went on to blank Molly Montgomery of Holy Cross, 6-0, 6-0, in the nightcap.

Army returns to the court Sunday, March 23, as it continues Patriot League play against Colgate. The match is set for a 9 a.m. start at Lichtenberg Tennis Center.

Army – 7
Lafayette – 0

Doubles

  1. Della Taylor/Elle Taylor (A) def. Caroline Nixon/Catherine Senopoulos (L), 8-2
  2. Jamila Paul/Carolyn Pitman (A) def. Rocine Moschella/Tori Almeida (L), 8-3
  3. Margaret Iliev/Carly Riney (A) def. Lauren Tracy/Amanda Kusnierz (L), 8-2

Singles

  1. Paul (A) def. Nixon (L), 6-2, 6-4
  2. Gabriella Spindler (A) def. Moschella (L), 6-1, 6-1
  3. E. Taylor (A) def. Senopoulos (L), 6-2, 6-1
  4. Allyson Hayley (A) def. Almeida (L), 3-6, 7-5, 10-3
  5. Nancy Porter (A) def. Gabby Montes (L), 6-2, 6-2
  6. Haley O’Connor (A) def. Liza Blank (L), 6-2, 6-1

Army – 7
Holy Cross – 0

Doubles

  1. Della Taylor/Elle Taylor (A) def. Taylor Stathis/Molly Montgomery (H), 8-1
  2. Jamila Paul/Carolyn Pitman (A) def. Jaclyn Carroll/Virginia Peck-Philips (H), 8-1
  3. Carly Riney/Nancy Porter (A) def. Maya Welch/Marielle Newell (H), 8-2

Singles

  1. Pitman (A) def. Stathis (H), 6-1, 6-0
  2. D. Taylor (A) def. Peck-Philips (H), 6-1, 6-0
  3. Porter (A) def. Carroll (H), 6-4, 6-0
  4. Allyson Hayley (A) def. Montgomery (H), 6-0, 6-0
  5. Maya Parker (A) def. Welch (H), 6-0, 6-1
  6. Taler Brazell (A) def. Newell (H), 6-0, 6-1
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