RIVERSIDE, R.I. – After a pair of matches on the road, the Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team got a chance to play a home contest. The Wildcats stayed undefeated as they rolled to an 8-1 decision over Bridgewater State on Tuesday at Centre Court.
Johnson & Wales improved to 3-0 while the Bears fell to 1-2.
JWU jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles points. Nina Cohen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, NY) posted an 8-2 triumph at number one. Holly Olson (Mukwonago, Wisc.) and Madison Hernandez (Phoenix, Ariz.) rolled to an 8-3 decision at number two then Ashley Hartford (Howell, Mich.) and Victoria Pizzulo (Lafayette, NJ) posted an 8-4 victory at number three.
Getting the first singles victory was Taylor Klein (Johnson, N.Y.) with her 6-3, 6-3 decision at number two. Completing the team triumph was Cohen at number one with her 6-2, 6-4 win.
Johnson & Wales is at UMass Dartmouth on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
Johnson & Wales 8, Bridgewater State 1
1. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Alisha Silva (BSU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Taylor Klein (JWU) def. Bojana Roman (BSU) 6-3, 6-3
3. Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Alison Scagnelli (BSU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Amanda Strickland (BSU) 7-6, 6-1
5. Madison Hernandez (JWU) def. Angelique Gray (BSU) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-1)
6. Olivia Sweeney (BSU) def. Holly Olson (JWU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
1. Nina Cohen/Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Alisha Silva/Amanda Strickland (BSU) 8-2
2. Holly Olson/Madison Hernandez (JWU) def. Alison Scagnelli/Bojana Roman (BSU) 8-3
3. Ashley Hartford/Victoria Pizzulo (JWU) def. Angelique Gray/Rachel Tarantino (BSU) 8-4
Order of Finish:
Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,5,4,3,6)