Spartan Women's Tennis Tops St. Mary's, 7-2

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team swept doubles and took the top-four singles matchups, improving to 4-2 on the season with a 7-2 dual match win over Saint Mary's College (IN) on Saturday, February 26 at the Cleveland Skating Club.

The Spartans were snowed out yesterday against Youngstown State University, but rebounded from back-to-back defeats to hand Saint Mary's its second loss of the season (0-2).

Sophomore Erika Lim (Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union) was a winner at first singles, improving to 10-3 overall by defeating Jillian Hurley 6-3, 6-3. Sophomore Emily Pham (Mason, OH/Mason) won her matchup at the two spot, beating Jessica Kosinski 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) took down Mary Catherine Faller at third singles 7-6 (10-3), 6-1. Freshman Kara Richardson (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored the other singles point for the Spartans, earning a win at fourth singles over Kate Grabarek by a straight set score of 6-4, 6-0.

In doubles, the Spartans swept all three points leading off with Lim and Pham's 8-4 win at first doubles over Faller and Hurley. At second doubles, Evers and Richardson teamed up to defeat SMC's Margaret Boden and Mary Therese Lee by a score of 8-6. Patel and freshman Evelyn Qi (Tampa, FL/C. Leon King) were also winners at third doubles, where the pair took care of Grabarek and Kosinski by a score of 8-2.

The Spartans will play next on Saturday, March 5 against the College of Charleston (WV), kicking off their Spring Break Trip with first serve scheduled for 9:00 a.m.