WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Holy Cross women's tennis team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday, March 23 versus Patriot League opponents Lehigh and Army, both by scores of 7-0, at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. With the two defeats, the Crusaders fall to 2-6 overall this season and 0-2 in the Patriot League. The Mountain Hawks improve to 3-10 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League, while the Black Knights are 11-3 on the season and 2-0 in the conference. Army extends it Patriot League regular season winning streak to 56 matches in a row.
In the first match early on Saturday morning versus Lehigh, the Crusaders had two close tilts versus the Mountain Hawks. At No. 4 singles, freshman Abby Henry (Wellesley, Mass.) lost her match to Emily Bruch, while at No. 6 singles, classmate Cassy Deng (Eden Praire, Minn.) fell to Jill Sloand. Both matches were 6-3, 6-3 in favor of Lehigh.
Deng also played a tough-fought match versus Army in the second tilt of the day. She would be defeated by Alyssa Gleason, 6-4, 7-5 in the No. 6 singles match. Holy Cross No. 1 singles player, sophomore Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.), and freshman No. 2 player Jaclyn Carroll (Tewksbury, Mass.) lost their respective matches to Eva Sung and Elle Taylor, both by margins of 6-1, 6-0.
Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, April 4, when it travels to Kingston, R.I. to take on Rhode Island at 3:30 p.m.
LEHIGH 7, HOLY CROSS 0
1. Jenai Bilimoria/Abby Farrell (LU) def. Jaclyn Carroll/Taylor Stathis (HC) 8-3
2. Taylor Hampshire/Ali Kaminetsky (LU) def. Abby Henry/Maya Welch (HC) 8-1
3. Jill Sloand/Molly Brooks (LU) def. Jessica DeSimone/Katie McKenna (HC) 8-1
1. Jenai Bilimoria (LU) def. Taylor Stathis (HC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Abby Farrell (LU) def. Jaclyn Carroll (HC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Ali Kaminetsky (LU) def. Maya Welch (HC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Emily Bruch (LU) def. Abby Henry (HC) 6-3, 6-3
5. Molly Brooks (LU) def. Addie Devine (HC) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jill Sloand (LU) def. Cassy Deng (HC) 6-3, 6-3
ARMY 7, HOLY CROSS 0
1. Elle Taylor/Della Taylor (A) def. Taylor Stathis/Jaclyn Carroll (HC), 8-0
2. Eva Sung/Haley O'Connor (A) def. Abby Henry/Maya Welch (HC), 8-3
3. Carly Riney/Alyssa Hansen (A) def. Jessica DeSimone/Katie McKenna (HC), 8-2
1. Eva Sung (A) def. Taylor Stathis (HC), 6-1, 6-0
2. Elle Taylor (A) def. Jaclyn Carroll (HC), 6-1, 6-0
3. Della Taylor (A) def. Maya Welch (HC), 6-0, 6-1
4. Haley O'Connor (A) def. Abby Henry (HC), 6-2, 6-3
5. Carly Riney (A) def. Addie Devine (HC), 6-2, 6-0
6. Alyssa Gleason (A) def. Cassy Deng (HC), 6-4, 7-5