MELBOURNE, Fla.--The Connecticut College women's tennis team opened the season with a pair of victories in Florida Monday.
In the early match, the Camels cruised past Roger Williams in a 7-2 victory. Later on in the day, the Camels defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-3.
The Camels took five of six single matchups in the victory against the RWU Hawks. Freshman Aleksandra Drljaca (East Greenwich, R.I.) triumphed in a convincing 6-0, 6-0 blanking at first singles. Junior Charlotte Marcoux (Sudbury, Mass.) earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory of her own at second singles. Adrienne Sieverding (Red Hook, N.Y.) secured a 6-0, 6-1 win at third singles.
Marcoux and Warren secured an 8-3 victory at second doubles for Connecticut College.
Ali Stankiewicz (Brunswick, Maine) earned a victory at fifth singles for Roger Williams, holding off her opponent in the super tie-breaker with a 10-4 triumph. Junior Lauren Schmidt (South Windsor, Conn.) and Julia Ackerman (Greenwich, Conn.) joined forces in an 8-5 victory at first doubles for the Hawks.
Drljaca paved the way to the victory against the Spartans from St. Thomas Aquinas. She posted her second 6-0, 6-0 shutout victory at first singles. Freshman Emily White (Buxton, Maine) earned a 6-4, 6-2 win at third singles. Studwell cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory at fourth singles. Sophomore Gibson Miller (Canton, Ohio) added a 6-1, 6-1 victory at sixth singles.
Marcoux and Warren held off their opponents in an 8-6 win at first doubles. Jillian Brigandi (Harrington Park, N.J.) and Aneeka Kalia (Southborough, Mass.) notched an 8-1 win at third doubles for the Camels.
Sophomore Bianca Signore (Staten Island, N.Y.) rallied for a victory at second singles for the Spartans, posting a 10-7 win in the super tie-breaker. Freshman Carolyn Kopf (Garnerville, N.Y.) posted a comeback victory at fifth singles, winning a 10-8 decision in the super tie-breaker. Sophomores Raven DeLeon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Shannon Biehle (Tomkins Cove, N.Y.) earned an 8-5 win at second doubles for St. Thomas Aquinas.
March 9, 2015
Connecticut College 6, St. Thomas Aquinas 3
1. Aleksandra Drljaca (CC) def. Nvenveri Kanefu (STA) 6-0, 6-0
2. Bianca Signore (STA) def. Adrienne Sieverding (CC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
3. Emily White (CC) def. Raven DeLeon (STA) 6-4, 6-2
4. Susanna Studwell (CC) def. Shannon Biehl (STA) 6-1, 6-4
5. Carolyn Kopf (STA) def. Aneeka Kalia (CC) 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
6. Gibson Miller (CC) def. Samantha D'Andrea (STA) 6-1, 6-1
1. Charlotte Marcoux/Angelica Warren (CC) def. Kanefu/Signore 8-6
2. DeLeon/Biehle (STA) def. Ellie Rudd/Miller (CC) 8-5
3. Jillian Brigandi/Kalia (CC) def. Nasia Vega/Kopf (STA) 8-1
March 9, 2015
Winter Haven, Fla.
Connecticut College 7, Roger Williams University 2
1. Aleksandra Drljaca (CC) def. Lauren Schmidt (RWU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Charlotte Marcoux (CC) def. Kathryn Hughes (RWU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Adrienne Sieverding (CC) def. Harley Kaiserman (RWU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Angelica Warren (CC) def. Caroline McCarthy (RWU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Ali Stankiewicz (RWU) def. Emily White (CC) 6-4, 3-6, 10-4
6. Susanna Studwell (CC) def. Gabrielle Riley (RWU) 6-3, 6-3
1. Julia Akerman/Schmidt (RWU) def. Drljaca/Sieverding (CC) 8-5
2. Marcoux/Warren (CC) def. Kaiserman/McCarthy (RWU) 8-3
3. Ellie Rudd/Miller (CC) def. Hughes/Riley (RWU) 8-5