WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's tennis team started the season off on the right foot, sweeping Massachusetts-based opponent Regis by the final 7-0 score at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. Every singles player won their match in straight sets, including four 6-0, 6-0 victories.
The squad started off with three straight 8-0 wins in doubles play. Sophomore Molly Montgomery (Winnetka, Ill.) and freshman Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) teamed up for the first time in the No. 1 doubles slot and came out with their first win.
Montgomery then won her No. 1 singles match, 6-0, 6-1 as Stathis swept her opponent in the No. 5 slot, 6-0, 6-0. Senior Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) and sophomores Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) and Mary McAuliffe (Peru, N.Y.) also won their matches 6-0, 6-0.
Holy Cross will continue its fall slate against Worcester based opponent Anna Maria on Monday, Sept. 12. The matches will begin at 3:30 at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts.
1. Molly Montgomery (HC) def. MJ Barron (RC), 6-0, 6-1
2. Carolyn Chandley (HC) def. Caroline Roche (RC), 6-0, 6-0
3. Emily Marr (HC) def. Kendall Kolb (RC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Maya Welch (HC) def. Vanneyra Chum (RC), 6-0, 6-0
5. Taylor Stathis (HC) def. Paige Pasley (RC), 6-0, 6-0
6. Mary McAuliffe (HC) def. Erika Palmer (RC), 6-0, 6-0
1. Montgomery/Stathis (HC) def. Roche/Kolb (RC), 8-0
2. Chandley/Marr (HC) def. Barron/Pasley (RC), 8-0