Sweep in doubles helps No. 8 Saint Leo defeat No. 50 Wayne State (Mich.)
SAINT LEO, Fla. -- Saint Leo swept doubles en route to an 8-1 victory against No. 50 Wayne State (Mich.) on Friday afternoon at the Saint Leo Tennis Center. The win advances the Lions to 5-3 on the season, while the Warriors drop their first contest of their spring 2014 campaign, and fall to a mark of 2-1.
The duo of Anastasia Wagner and Paula Montoya defeated the No. 25 tandem of Yahsha Moore and Andreea Mitrache at No. 1 doubles 8-5. In the No. 2 doubles flight, Laura Kemkes and Pauline Helgesson took down Alex Poissant and Anne Li Brande 8-2, while the third slot team of Maria Benkirane and Adrianna Daszkiewicz took down Julia Kamenko and Jessica Kruczek 8-5.
In singles play, Coralie Pesenti was defeated by Moore in the No. 1 position 3-6, 6-0, 10-4, marking the Lions' only loss of the day. The Lions swept singles in two through six, with Kemkes earning a 6-1, 6-0 win against Mitrache at No. 2, and Benkirane defeating Poissant 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.
Helgesson earned a 6-2, 6-3 win against Briand at the No. 4 spot, while Montoya took down Kamenko 6-3, 6-1, and Daszkiewicz defeated Lauren Hughes at No. 6 6-2, 6-0.