NEWTON, Mass. – Getting into GNAC action didn't slow down the Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team. The Wildcats played their first conference match of the season when they went on the road to take on Mount Ida. JWU stayed undefeated with a 9-0 triumph against the Mustangs.
Johnson & Wales received two points – number three doubles and number six singles – by default. The tandem of Victoria Pizzulo (Lafayette, NJ) and Holly Olson (Mukwongago, Wisc.) faced little resistance in their 8-0 win at number two doubles. Taylor Klein (Johnson, NY) and Lauren Torre (New Fairfield, Conn.) rolled to an 8-4 triumph at number one.
Needing only one singles victory to capture the team win, JWU got it from Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, NY) at number five as she beat Yuliana Chairez, 6-0, 6-1. Ashley Hartford (Howell, Mich.) was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at number four and Luiza Silva Simoes (Cuiaba, Brazil) prevailed at number three, 6-1, 6-1.
The Wildcats continue GNAC action on Friday when they face St. Joseph (CT) at 3:30 p.m.
Johnson & Wales 9, Mount Ida 0
1. Morgan Thompson (JWU) def. Jenna Jarman (MIC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Rebecca Levy (MIC) 7-5, 6-3
3. Luiza Silva Simoes (JWU) def. Katlyn Jesse (MIC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Ashley Hartford (JWU) def. Amanda Garner (MIC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Yuliana Chairez (MIC) 6-0, 6-1
6. Taylor Klein (JWU) win by default
1. Taylor Klein/Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Jenna Jarman / Rebecca Levy (MIC) 8-4
2. Victoria Pizzulo/Holly Olson (JWU) def. Katlyn Jesse / Amanda Garner (MIC) 8-0
3. Morgan Thompson/Nina Cohen (JWU) win by default
Johnson & Wales 5-0, 1-0 GNAC
Mount Ida: 0-5, 0-1 GNAC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,3,4,1,2)