UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va.- The Spider women blanked instate rival Liberty, 7-0, during Senior Day on Tuesday at the University of Richmond.
The Spiders battled back-and-fourth with the Flames for the doubles point. Melissa Kandinata and Katya Salas edged Rebkah Jenkins and Nicola Wellman 8-7 at the No. 1 spot. Anna Abadias and Emily Gitman picked up their sixth consecutive win and eighth win of the season with an 8-5 win at the No. 3 spot. Elizabeth Sims and Alex Smyth secured an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 spot.
The match marks the fifth time in six matches that the Spiders have won the doubles point.
Kandinata continued her tennis tear at the No. 1 slot, picking up her fifth consecutive win with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Sims blanked her opponent 6-0 in the first set, and then sealed the point with a 7-5 win in the second set at the No. 2 position.
Salas won 7-6, 7-5 at the No. 4 position to improve her record to 13-13 on the season. Salas has earned the most Spider wins this season and maintains the team’s highest winning percentage.
Gitman dueled to three sets at the No. 6 position to pick up a 7-6, 6-7, 10-3 win, while doubles partner Abadias won 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 3 position.
Smyth pulled out a three set win at the No. 5 position to secure the sweep. Smyth won the first set 6-2, and took the point with a 10-5 win in the third set.
The Spiders will play Georgetown at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Richmond.
1. Kandinata/Salas def. Jenkins/Wellman 8-7
2. Sims/Smyth def. Thong/Richard 8-3
3. Abadias/Gitman def. Yang/Boda 8-5
1. Melissa Kandinata def. Rebkah Jenkins 6-4 ,6-1
2. Elizabeth Sims def. Cameron Richard 6-0, 7-5
3. Anna Abadias def. Nicola Wellman 6-2, 6-2
4. Katya Salas def. Valerie Thong 7-6 (5), 7-5
5. Alex Smyth def. Annisha Domenech 6-2, 3-6, 10-5
6. Emily Gitman def. Jessie Boda 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 10-3