NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Queens College women's tennis team kept its unbeaten streak rolling with an 8-1 road victory over Wilmington (Del.) University on Saturday. Entering the match after sweeping their last three opponents, Queens has won seven or more individual matches in each of their five contests on the season.
The Knights improve to 5-0 on the year, while the Wildcats fall to 1-3 overall.
Queens jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles in convincing fashion. The Knights have dominated in doubles this season, having only lost one doubles match through five matches thus far.
Juniors Reehan Rashad and Laura Ortega Jover remained unbeaten on the year with an 8-4 win at top doubles. Senior Emy Alplund and sophomore Louisa Brunetti also stayed perfect with an 8-2 victory at the second flight. Meanwhile, sophomores Ruth Artaza Martin and Araceli Bel Aleixendri also made easy work at third doubles, 8-2.
Although Wilmington took first singles, that was all the Wildcats would muster. Brunetti continued her dominance with a 6-1, 6-4 win at second singles, while Ortega Jover nearly swept her third singles opponent, 6-0, 6-1. Alplund notched a 6-2, 6-4 win in the fourth slot, and Artaza Martin captured a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the fifth flight. Lastly, junior Line Sorsdahl Aasen battled back to take a 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 decision in the sixth position.
Through five matches this year, Brunetti, Ortega Jover and Alplund have yet to lose a singles or doubles match.
The Knights will take part in the ITA East Regionals, held in Flushing, N.Y., starting on Friday, Sept. 22.