March 23, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army saw its season win streak reach seven, while the Black Knights extended their Patriot League regular season win streak reach 56 matches with 7-0 victories over Lafayette and Holy Cross late Saturday afternoon at Lichtenberg Tennis Center.
Army improved to 11-3 overall and started the Patriot League slate with a pair of wins. The 13-time champion Black Knights' last regular-season conference loss came in 2002. Holding a substantial lead in both series, Army cruised to 7-0 wins in both matches, surrendering a combined 10 doubles games and winning all 12 singles matches in straight sets for the second and third matches in a row, respectively.
Match highlights included senior Erin Colton and Jamila Paul earning their team-best 14th doubles match. In addition, freshman Carolyn Pitman and junior Margaret Iliev extended their doubles win streak to five matches. In singles action, freshman Gabriella Spindler stretched her win streak to five matches and improved to 19-6 on the season. Junior Jamila Paul remained undefeated (6-0) at No. 1 singles and improved to 16-5 on the year.
The Black Knights have a quick turnaround before putting their undefeated league record on the line, as the team hosts Lehigh on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Army – 7
Holy Cross – 0
- Elle Taylor/Della Taylor (A) def. Taylor Stathis/Jaclyn Carroll (HC), 8-0
- Eva Sung/Haley O’Connor (A) def. Abby Henry/Maya Welch (HC), 8-3
- Carly Riney/Alyssa Hansen (A) def. Jessica DeSimone/Katie McKenna (HC), 8-2
- Sung (A) def. Stathis (HC), 6-1, 6-0
- E. Taylor (A) def. Carroll (HC), 6-1, 6-0
- D. Taylor (A) def. Welch (HC), 6-0, 6-1
- O’Connor (A) def. Henry (HC), 6-2, 6-3
- Riney (A) def. Addie Devine (HC), 6-2, 6-0
- Alyssa Gleason (A) def. Cassy Deng (HC), 6-4, 7-5
Army – 7
Lafayette – 0
- Erin Colton/Jamila Paul (A) def. Caroline Nixon/Amanda Kusnierz (L), 8-3
- Carolyn Pitman/Margaret Iliev (A) def. Lucy Bass/Liza Blank (L), 8-0
- Gabriella Spindler/Larraine Saavedra (A) def. Catherine Senopoulos/Ally Simels (L), 8-2
- Paul (A) def. Nixon (L), 6-0, 6-0
- Pitman (A) def. Jordyn Spellberg (L), 6-3, 6-0
- Iliev (A) def. Kusnierz (L), 6-2, 6-0
- Spindler (A) def. Senopoulos (L), 6-1, 6-1
- Saavedra (A) def. Bass (L), 6-1, 6-0
- Alyssa Hansen (A) def. Blank (L), 6-4, 6-0