Women’s Tennis Blanks Queens for First Win of the Season
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Behind strong doubles and singles play, the Davidson women’s tennis team got their first win of 2020 with a 7-0 blanking of Queens Sunday afternoon inside the Knobloch Tennis Center.
The Wildcats (1-2) swept all three doubles spots, giving up just four games, while winning all six singles positions in straight sets.
“We did a great job of being composed even when challenged today,” said head coach Susanne Depka. “We look forward to improving upon a few things this week going into our Richmond match.”
Alyssa Hahn and Josie Schaffer won their second doubles match of the season together with a 6-1 decision at No. 3, while Samantha Armas and Emma Heiderscheit won their first match at No. 1 (6-2) as did Alexandra Abele and Nicole Krykanov at No. 2 (6-1).
In singles play, Heiderscheit won her second match of the season after cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3.
All collecting their first wins of the season was Abele (No. 1, 6-3, 6-1), Armas (No. 2, 6-4, 6-1), Mira Gladstone (No. 4, 6-4, 7-5) and Schaffer (No. 5, 6-1, 6-3). Also joining in was Hahn at No. 6 with a 6-1, 6-2 decision.
For Schaffer, it was her first collegiate singles win after starting the year ranked 114th nationally.
Also competing in a pair exhibition matches was Franny Shea, who teamed with Gladstone in doubles to score a 6-0 win and then won a one-set match, 6-1, in singles play. Krykanov also played an exhibition singles match and nailed down a 6-1, 6-1 victory.
Davidson turns around and plays its first Atlantic 10 match of the season with a trip to Richmond to face the Spiders, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.