Lynn eases into quarterfinals
Fighting Knights cruise past Queens (N.Y.) in opening round
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Lynn blanked the Queens (N.Y.) College Knights 5-0 in the NCAA Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on Wednesday.
Lynn coupled a pair of 8-0 wins with an 8-3 triumph, completing the doubles sweep to start the match.
The Fighting Knights’ No. 3 tandem of Sabine Krause and Ioana Ivan collected their third 8-0 win of the season against Queens’ team of Francesca Fanchin and Erika Goldsmith at the top doubles flight to give Lynn the early 1-0 tilt. The Ivan-Krause team has now totaled a 21-3 record on the year.
Doubles No. 3 was next with Kim Przeszlowski and Andrea Berkova rolling to their first 8-0 blanking of the season against the Knights of Queens team of Taylor Barber and Daniela Celi.
Completing the landslide of doubles, Ana Kriz and Roxane Alexandru rolled to an 8-3 win against Phoebe Chiem and Anna Rodinova at the third doubles flight.
With a 3-0 lead heading into singles, Alexandru gave Lynn a 4-0 advantage with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Barber at the sixth singles flight.
Shortly after Alexandru’s match, No. 3 Ivan collected another 6-0, 6-0 win for Lynn at the top singles flight against Goldsmith. Ivan’s win gives her 22 singles victories on the year.
The Fighting Knights play Abilene Christian at 9 a.m. Thursday.