PROVIDENCE, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team continued its dominant start to the 2016 season. The Wildcats played their first home match of the season and rolled to an 8-1 victory over Regis on Thursday at Centre Court.
Johnson & Wales got out to a good start by taking number one and two doubles. Morgan Thompson (Fargo, ND) and Luiza Silva Simoes (Cuiaba, Brazil) cruised to an 8-1 victory at number one. Nina Cohen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) partnered with Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, NY) to win at number two by the score of 8-5.
Thompson and Cohen were the first two off the court in singles. Thompson beat Erica Murphy, 6-0, 6-1, at number one while Cohen topped Jessie Lord at number two by the score of 6-2, 6-0. Lauren Torre (New Fairfield, Conn.) secured the team victory by beating Carly Scanlon 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (8).
Johnson & Wales is back on the court Saturday when it travels to UMass Boston for a 10 a.m. contest.
Johnson & Wales 8, Regis 1
1. Morgan Thompson (JWU) def. Erica Murphy (RC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Jessie Lord (RC) 6-2, 6-0
3. Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Ariana McCormack (RC) 7-5, 6-1
4. Taylor Klein (JWU) def. Katasha Jarvis (RC) 7-6, 6-4
5. Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Carly Scanlon (RC) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Ashley Hartford (JWU) def. Amy DiPace (RC) 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9)
1. Morgan Thompson/Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Jessie Lord/Ariana McCormack (RC) 8-1
2. Nina Cohen/Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Katasha Jarvis/Carly Scanlon (RC) 8-5
3. Emily Rice/Amy DiPace (RC) def. Holly Olson/Madison Hernandez (JWU) 8-6
Johnson & Wales: 2-0
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,2,5,3,4,6)