Score: Johnson & Wales University (JWU) 9, Clark University 0
Records: JWU (6-1), Clark Univeristy (1-3)
Location: Riverside, R.I. (Centre Court)
The Lead: The Clark University women's tennis team fell to the wildcats of Johnson & Wales University on the road on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats breezed through doubles then swept singles for the 9-0 victory at Centre Court.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
JWU jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping the doubles points. Nina Cohen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, NY) didn't drop a game as they prevailed 8-0 at number one. Ashley Hartford (Howell, Mich.) and Victoria Pizzulo (Lafayette, NJ) were next with an 8-4 victory at number three then Holly Olson (Mukwonago, Wisc.) and Madison Hernandez (Phoenix, Ariz.) completed the sweep with an 8-4 decision at number two.
The first two doubles players off the court were also the first two singles players to finish. Macchirole posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Elizabeth Tchantouridze (Northfield, Vt.) at number four. Cohen wrapped up the team victory with her 6-2, 6-2 triumph at number one.
Up next for the Wildcats is their Big Game as they host Springfield on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The game will be played at Providence College with giveaways to all fans in attendance.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Johnson & Wales 9, Clark 0
1. Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Isabelle Long (CLARK) 6-2, 6-2
2. Taylor Klein (JWU) def. Jillian Skulsky (CLARK) 6-0, 6-1
3. Lauren Torre (JWU) def. Anna Gates (CLARK) 6-3, 6-1
4. Delaney Macchirole (JWU) def. Elizabeth Tchantouri (CLARK) 6-0, 6-1
5. Madison Hernandez (JWU) def. Elizabeth Garfield (CLARK) 6-1, 6-2}
6. Holly Olson (JWU) def. Maggie Tarbox (CLARK) 6-3, 6-2
1. Delaney Macchirole/Nina Cohen (JWU) def. Isabelle Long/Elizabeth Tchantouri (CLARK) 8-0
2. Madison Hernandez/Holly Olson (JWU) def. Anna Gates/Jillian Skulsky (CLARK) 8-4
3. Victoria Pizzulo/Ashley Hartford (JWU) def. Chloe Dunnell/Kathryn Benson (CLARK) 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,2,6,5,3)