NEWPORT, RI – The Johnson & Wales University women's tennis team continued to build momentum going into next week's conference tournament. The Wildcats went on the road Sunday to defeat Salve Regina, 7-2.
Johnson & Wales improved to 10-4 with the victory while the Seahawks dropped to 5-6.
Bobey was the first JWU player to win their singles bout as she topped Laura Krick, 6-1, 6-4, at number four. Then it was Ledesma at number six with a 6-1, 6-0 decision against Shealyn FitzPatrick. Wrapping up the team triumph was Kourtney Moore as she won 6-2, 6-2 at number three.
Johnson & Wales now turns its attention to the GNAC quarterfinals where it will host Simmons at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Rhode Island College.
Johnson and Wales 7, Salve Regina 2
1. Lauren Harvey (SRU) def. Claire Parry (JWU) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Abigail Burke (SRU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Kourtney Moore (JWU) def. Darcy Carlin (SRU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Drew Bobey (JWU) def. Laura Krick (SRU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Gabriela Velazquez (JWU) def. Claire Wulfman (SRU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Katherine Ledesma (JWU) def. Shealyn FitzPatrick (SRU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Drew Bobey/Claire Parry (JWU) def. Lauren Harvey/Makenzie Sadler (SRU) 8-5
2. Lauren Torre/Katherine Ledesma (JWU) def. Abigail Burke/Darcy Carlin (SRU) 8-3
3. Anna Godshalk/Erin Stangel (SRU) def. Kourtney Moore/Victoria Pizzulo (JWU) 9-7
Johnson and Wales 10-4
Salve Regina 5-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,1,3,2,5)