ALLENTOWN, PA – The No. 19 nationally ranked Vassar College women’s tennis team swept Muhlenberg College, 9-0 on Saturday afternoon in the Deitrich Field House.
Vassar advances to a 2-0 record and will next compete during its Spring Break trip to California when the Brewers face Occidental College on Sunday, March 10th.
Sophomore Ava Sadeghi and senior Jennifer Ruther had the closest singles matches of the day. Sadeghi defeated Muhlenberg’s No. 1 Nina Sanders in three sets, 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-4 while Ruther closed out a three-set win over No. 5 Amanda von Taube, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Vassar’s young team showed their strength, especially in doubles where three of the six members competing were freshmen. Winifred Yeates and Lauren Stauffer teamed to beat Muhlenberg’s Sharen Resnikoff and von Taube, 9-8 (7-5) while Kelsey Van Noy paired with senior Natalie Santiago, defeating Jennifer Goldberg and Gabriela Contino, 8-6.
Sadeghi and sophomore Samantha Schapiro won their doubles match, 8-1, and Junior Lindsay Kantor won the third tiebreaker for the Brewers against No. 4 Resnikoff, 7-5, 6-3.