Army Evens Record With 5-2 Win Over Seton Hall




WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and proceeded to win four of six singles flights as the Black Knights broke even on the season (2-2) with a 5-2 victory over visiting Seton Hall on Sunday morning at Lichtenberg Tennis Center.

Juniors Anne Houghton, Michael Tollerton and Annie Hang, along with freshman Erin Colton, were all double winners in a Black Knight victory that avenged a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Pirates a year ago.

Houghton's straight set (6-1, 6-1) win over Seton Hall's Denise Liebschner at No. 1 singles marked her 10th of the season and she teamed with junior Kristin Beehler for a victory in the top doubles flight. The pair downed Leibschner and Belfin Sunbul by an 8-4 score. Houghton and Beehler moved to 5-6 on the season.

Moving down the singles lineup, Colton notched her first win of the spring season and sixth of the season with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Liz Verow at No. 2. Playing in the fifth single spot, Hang topped Courtney Kilarski (6-2, 6-4). Colton and Hang remained perfect on the season (4-0) and picked up their third win of the weekend with an 8-1 rout at the No. 2 doubles spot.

Tollerton and Verano opened the day with an 8-1 win over Seton Hall's Michelle Weerasinghe and Karina Cordero in the third doubles flight. Tollerton went on to top Cordero (6-4, 6-1) at No. 4 singles.

Army went 2-1 on the weekend with wins over Seton Hall and Sacred Heart. The Black Knights are back in action for their second of five road tests of the season when the team travels to Syracuse for a 1 p.m. match on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Army - 5
Seton Hall - 2

Doubles
1.       Anne Houghton/Kristin Beehler (A) def. Denise Liebschner/Belfin Sunbul (S), 8-4
2.       Erin Colton/Annie Hang (A) def. Courtney Kilarski/Liz Verow, 8-1
3.       Michael Tollerton/Robie Verano (A) def. Michelle Weerasinghe/Karina Cordero (S), 8-1

Singles
1.       Anne Houghton (A) def. Denise Liebschner (S), 6-1, 6-1
2.       Erin Colton (A) def. Liz Verow (S), 6-1, 6-3
3.       Belfin Sunbul (S) def. Kristin Beehler (A), 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
4.       Michael Tollerton (A) def. Karina Cordero (S), 6-4, 6-1
5.       Annie Hang (A) def. Courtney Kilarski (S), 6-2, 6-4
6.       Michelle Weersinghe (S) def. Paige Ford (A), 6-4, 6-2

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