MILTON, Mass – Rain delayed the season opener for the Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team, but it didn't slow down the Wildcats once they got on the court Friday. JWU went on the road to Curry College and shutout the Colonels, 9-0.
The Wildcats got off to a fast start by sweeping all three doubles matches by an identical score of 8-1. The tandem of senior Morgan Thompson (Fargo, ND) and freshman Luiza Silva Simoes (Cuiaba, Brazil) won at number one. Rookie Nina Cohen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and sophomore Delaney Macchirole (Greenport,NY) took number two and the freshmen duo of Holly Olson (Mukwonago, Wisc.) and Ashley Hartford (Howell, Mich.) prevailed at number three.
Johnson & Wales wrapped up the team victory pretty quickly with sweeps at number two and three singles. Silva Simones blanked Laura Ferris at number three, 6-0, 6-0. Playing in her first collegiate match, Cohen wrapped up the victory by taking down Kayla Prete 6-0, 6-0 at number two.
Johnson & Wales 9, Curry 0
1. Morgan Thompson (JWU) def. Keeley Hardy (CC) 6-0 6-1
2. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Kayla Prete (CC) 6-0 6-0
3. Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) Laura Ferris (CC) 6-0 6-0
4. Taylor Klein ( JWU) Katelyn Harrington (CC) 6-0 6-0
5. Lauren Torre (JWU) Alexandra Moshchetto (CC) 6-1 6-0
6. Ashley Hartford (JWU) Taylor Johnson (CC) 6-0 6-3
1. Thompson/Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Hardy/Prete (CC) 8-1
2. Cohen/ Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Ferris/Harrington (CC) 8-1
3. Holly Olson/Madison Hernandez (JWU) def. Jennifer Dube/Stephanie Leblanc (CC) 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,1,4,5,6)