The Fordham Women’s Tennis team started the Fall 2015 season with a bang, taking home titles in both the A flight and the B flight at the Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The freshmen duo of Hannah Drayton and Mayu Soto impressed by going undefeated in the A flight, posting victories over Hartford’s Katherine Long and Skylar Schaar (6-3), Sacred Heart’s Katie DeRienzo and Sabrina Navarro (6-3), Quinnipiac’s Sophia Dzulynsky and Jennifer Lu (6-2), fellow Fordham Rams, freshman Lexi Zobiedah and sophomore Caroline Sa (7-6) in their toughest match of the day and capped off the tournament with a victory over Providence’s Alana Prinos and Emma Burgess (6-2).
Zobiedah and Sa also finished with a victory in the A flight, with a win over Hartford’s Long and Schaar. They were defeated by Fordham’s Brayton and Soto (7-6), Quinnipiac’s Dzulynsky and Lu (6-4), Providence’s Prinos and Burgess (6-0) and Sacred Heart’s DeRienzo and Navarro (6-1).
In the B flight, freshman Whitney Weisberg and sophomore Estelle Wong were incredibly sharp, going 5-0 en route to the title. They defeated Sacred Heart’s Lindsey Post and Taylor Gurda (6-2), Quinnipiac’s Proyfon Lohaphaisan and Rachel Horton, Providence’s Hannah Zangari and Nicole Zytarski (6-3), Ariel Haber and Meredith Heitland (7-5) and finished things off with a dominant 6-0 victory over Providence’s Jenn DeLuca and Amanda Pitocco.
Freshman Gianna Insogna and junior Destiny Grunin were very successful at the C flight, finishing with a record of 4-1 for the tournament. Their wins came against Providence’s Katie Marvin and Risa Takanaka (6-2), Providence’s Brooke Burnside and Grace Biaciunas (6-1), Quinnipiac’s Adrian Young and Alex Mircea (6-2) and Sacred Heart’s Tori Oates and Claudia Ruiz (6-1). Their lone defeat came at the hands of Sacred Heart’s Paige Olson and Olivia Podsiebierski (6-2).
Overall, it was a very successful beginning for the Rams. Their next test will be the Army Invitational at West Point from Sept. 25-27.