No. 19 Women’s Tennis Downs SUNY Geneseo 9-0

No. 19 Women’s Tennis Downs SUNY Geneseo 9-0

The 19th-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team defeated SUNY Geneseo 9-0 on Saturday at the Cleveland Skating Club to extend their winning-streak to a season-high eight matches.

The Spartans improved to 12-2 overall with the win, while the Knights dropped to 10-4 with the loss.

Case Western Reserve swept the three doubles matches on Saturday, as junior Nithya Kanagasegar and sophomore Jessica Liu topped Lauren Salzano and Anika Pornpitaksuk 8-1 at first doubles, junior Nina Cepeda and freshman Katrin Gurvich bested Rachel Ollis and Maggie Hale 8-2 at second doubles, and freshman Katie Busch and senior Kennedy Mulholland earned an 8-0 win over Jennifer Buckhout and Vanessa Lam-Tran at third doubles.

In singles play, all six of the Spartans victories were in straight sets. Holladay topped Salzano 6-3, 6-4 in the first match, and Liu earned a 6-4 6-2 victory over Pornpitaksuk at second singles. In the third singles match, junior Peyton Young bested Lam-Tran 6-3, 6-2, and Gurvich picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Ollis at fourth singles. Rounding out the win, Busch claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win over Hale at fifth singles, and freshman Lauren Beier earned a 6-1, 6-0 win over Buckhout at sixth singles.

The Spartans will continue their push towards the postseason next weekend, when the team travels to Madison, Wisconsin for the Midwest Invitational, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The invitational begins on Friday, April 7th.