Spartan Women Remain Unblemished Following 9-0 Victory Versus St. Mary’s (Ind.)

Kat Evers (photo by Ryan Baker)
Kat Evers (photo by Ryan Baker)

NOTRE DAME, Ind. The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team notched its first 9-0 dual match victory of the spring and fourth in six matches by sweeping St. Mary's College (Ind.) on Friday afternoon in a non-conference affair.

The Spartans remain perfect in dual matches (6-0) and will have just two days off from competition before matching up against Division I opponent Cleveland State University on Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio.

For the third time in as many spring matches, the Spartans gained an early 3-0 lead during doubles play. The No. 1 tandem of junior Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) and freshman sister Alexandra Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) won 8-0; the No. 2 team of junior Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) and sophomore Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) won 8-0; and the No. 3 duo of freshman Marianne Bonanno (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) and junior Emily Pham (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) were victorious by an 8-2 count.

In singles play, the Spartans picked up six straight-set wins from Erika Lim at No. 1 (6-0, 6-3), Bonanno at No. 2 (6-2, 6-2), Pham at No. 3 (6-2, 6-0), Alexandra Lim at No. 4 (6-0, 6-0), Evers at No. 5 (6-0, 6-0) and Patel at No. 6 (6-1, 6-1).

St. Mary's falls to 0-1 in dual matches.