Laker Women Tennis Cap Undefeated Weekend with 8-1 Victory Over Ashland

Lake Superior State women’s tennis earned their second consecutive victory over a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe with an 8-1 toppling of Ashland on Sunday September 18th.

After defeating Walsh on Saturday to begin the undefeated home-opening weekend, the Lakers now move to 2-2 overall on the season.

The Lakers sept the doubles competition with a pair of 8-3 decisions and an 8-1 victory for Laura Roberts and Allison Grandfield over Elizabeth Kidd and Allison Brooks in No. 3 doubles. Sophomores Tara Harvey and Jenay Andrews defeated Brianna Brdicka and Natalie Keron in the top doubles spot to produce a 2-2 record as the top team for LSSU. In No. 2 doubles,Laura Fernandez and Macarena Bielsa improved to 2-0 on the season by defeating Meghann Fitzpatrick and Kaitlin Snider.

In singles play Harvey picked up her first career victory as the Lakers’ No. 1 with a three-set 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 win over Fitzpatrick.

The Eagles (0-4) earned their lone point for the match in No. 2 singles when Brdicka topped Roberts 7-5, 6-2. The Lakers responded by sweeping the final four spots in singles play.

Bielsa, a junior newcomer from Madrid, Spain, earned her first career singles victory in No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 win in straight sets over Keron. Another Spaniard, Fernandez, followed in No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Snider to win her second consecutive singles match.

In No. 5 singles Andrews defeated Brooks 6-0, 6-2 and Grandfield capped the match with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Anna Schmidt. Both Andrews and Grandfield moved to 2-2 with their second consecutive singles victories.

The Lakers are off next week before returning to GLIAC play by hosting Saginaw Valley State on October 1st and Northwood on October 2nd. All home LSSU tennis matches begin at 10:00 a.m and admission is free to the public.

Source: LSSU Athletics

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