April 4, 2013
EASTON, Pa. – Lafayette women’s tennis team defeated Rider in a nonleague contest Wednesday afternoon, 7-0, in Lawrenceville, N.J. The Leopards improved to 4-5 this spring.
Freshman Caroline Nixon notched a win at first singles, 6-2, 6-1, while sophomores Jordyn Spellberg and Amanda Kusnierz each earned victories at second and third singles respectively. Freshman Catherine Senopoulos had little trouble at fourth singles, winning 6-0, 6-1. Junior Lucy Bass won at fifth singles, 6-0, 6-1, and classmate Liza Blank was victorious at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Lafayette took all three doubles matches to earn the point. Bass and Blank teamed up at second doubles to win, 8-1. Senopoulos and freshman Ally Simels took their third doubles match, 8-1, and at first doubles Nixon and Kusnierz fought for an 8-5 win.
Lafayette returns to the court on Monday April 8, when they visit Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia.
Lafayette 7, Rider 0
1. Caroline Nixon (LC) d. Marly Roche (RID) 6-2, 6-1
2. Jordyn Spellberg (LC) d. Michelle Caravaglio (RID) 6-2, 6-2
3. Amanda Kusnierz (LC) d. Alexa Manforti (RID) 6-1, 6-1
4. Catherine Senopoulos (LC) d. Leonora Paul (RID) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lucy Bass (LC) d. Sam Troxell (RID) 6-0, 6-1
6. Liza Blank (LC) d. Annette Frankowski (RID) 6-0, 6-0
1. Nixon/Kusnierz (LC) d. Roche/Caravaglio (RID) 8-5
2. Bass/Blank (LC) d. Manforti/Paul (RID) 8-1
3. Senopoulos/Ally Simels (LC) d. Troxell/Frankowski (RID) 8-1