UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va.- The Spiders picked up a huge 6-1 win over Georgetown in the final home match of the season on Thursday.
“It was a great battle with a strong team,” said head coach Mark Wesselink. “Everyone is hitting their stride in anticipation of A10s.”
The Spiders started off the day winning two tight doubles matches to take the point. The stellar duo of Emily Gitman and Anna Abadias picked up their seventh consecutive doubles win with an 8-5 victory at the No. 3 position. The dynamic duo is now 9-3 in doubles play.
Current Performer of the Week, Melissa Kandinata, joined with Katya Salas at the No. 1 position. The two battled through a tight and gritty match to pull out a 9-8 win and secure the doubles point for the Spiders
“I am really happy with our ability to play aggressive doubles under pressure, said Wesselink. “That is a big improvement from earlier in the year.”
The Spiders swept the first four positions in singles. Kandinta dueled to three sets to win the point 11-9 in the third set at the No. 1 spot . Elizabeth Sims played a tight 7-6 first set but easily secured the point with a 6-2 win in the second set at the No. 2 position
Abadias won 6-3, 6-5 at the No. 3 and fellow freshman Salas breezed by 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 4 position. Gitman secured the point at the No. 6 spot with a 6-4, 6-3 win.
The Spiders are now 9-11 on the season as they look toward the A-10 Championships. The A-10 Championships begin next Thursday, April 18 in Charlottesville, Va.
Richmond 6, Georgetown 1
- Kandinata/Salas def. Sekely/Hamlin 9-8 (7)
- Jaeger/Comolli def Sims/Smyth 8-4
- Abadias/ Gitman def. Panarese/Perz 8-5
- Melissa Kandinata def. Victoria Sekely 3-6, 6-2, 11-9
- Elizabeth Sims def. Kelly Comolli 7-6 (5), 6-2
- Anna Abadias def. Madeline Jaeger 6-3, 7-5
- Katya Salas def. Sophie Panarese 6-2, 6-3
- Liz Hamlin def. Alex Smyth 6-4, 6-3
- Emily Gitman def. Taylor Perz 6-4, 6-3