BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The early season dominance of the Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team continued on Tuesday. The Wildcats went on the road and easily won 8-1 at Bridgewater State.
Rookies Holly Olson (Mukwonago, Wisc.) and Madison Hernandez (Phoenix, Ariz.) were the first ones off the court in doubles as they did not drop a point in their 8-0 sweep at number three doubles. The duo of Morgan Thompson (Fargo, ND) and Luiza Silva Simoes (Cuiaba, Brazil) rolled to an 8-3 triumph at number one. Completing the sweep was Nina Cohen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, NY) at number three as they posted an 8-4 victory.
Cohen, who was named GNAC Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row on Monday, prevailed 6-3, 6-3 at number two singles. Wrapping up the team victory was Taylor Klein (Johnson, NY) as she was posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Amanda Strickland at number four.
Johnson & Wales starts conference play this weekend when it travels to Mount Ida.
Johnson & Wales 8, Bridgewater State 1
1. Morgan Thompson (JWU) def. Alisha Silva (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Bojana Roman (BSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Alison Scagnell (BSU) 6-3, 7-6 (8)
4. Taylor Klein (JWU) def. Amanda Strickland (BSU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Rachel Tarantino (BSU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Angelique Gray (BSU) def. Delaney Macchirole (JWU) 6-3, 6-4
1. Morgan Thompson/Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Alisha Silva/ Alison Scagnell (BSU) 8-3
2. Nina Cohen/Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Bojana Roman / Amanda Strickland (BSU) 8-4
3. Holly Olson/Madison Hernandez (JWU) def. Rachel Tarantino/ Angelique Gray (BSU) 8-0
Johnson & Wales 4-0
Bridgewater State: 2-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,4,5,1,6,3)