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Women’s Tennis Clinches 4-3 Win Over Richmond

by | Apr 2, 2019 | Sports

Samantha Armas dropped the first set, but battled back for a 3-set win.

DAVIDSON, N.C.  — Capping off a busy week, Davidson won in thrilling fashion when Samantha Armas won a third-set tie-breaker to give the Wildcats a 4-3 Atlantic 10 win over Richmond Sunday afternoon in women’s tennis at the Davidson Tennis Courts.

It was the third 4-3 decision in the past four matches for Davidson (10-8, 3-2 A-10), with it winning two of them to reach the double-digit mark in wins for the fifth consecutive season. Richmond fell to 7-7 overall and 2-2 in A-10 matches.

“I’m very proud of this group today,” said head coach Susanne Depka. “We took what we learned from yesterday (at ECU) and applied it to today. We need to continue to do what we are practicing and talking about off the court. We need to get one degree better each day! If we continue to stay focused on what our culture is about, everything will fall in place.”

Tied at 3-all, the team match came down to Armas and her opponent Lea Owens at No. 4 singles. The two had split the first two sets as Owens won the first one, 6-1, before Armas scored a 6-2 second-set win. The final set went all the way to a tie-breaker and Armas pulled through with a 7-4 victory to give her a career-best 13 singles wins on the year.

The other team points came from Megan Scholvinck, Gabrielle Centenari and Elizabeth Truluck at No. 1, 3 and 5 positions. Scholvinck snapped a personal four-match skid with a nice 6-2, 6-4 win at the top spot.

Centenari moved to 8-10 on the season after she picked up a 7-5, 6-4 win, while Truluck won her second straight and team-leading 14th match with an impressive 6-1, 6-3 decision.

In doubles action, the lone Wildcat win came from the duo of Centenari and Nicole Krykanov at No. 3. The pair remained perfect in league matches at 5-0 and moved to 8-3 overall with a 6-4 win.

Davidson hits the road for its next match, going to UMass Friday, April 5, for a 5 p.m. match. 

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