By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~
The women’s tennis team is on a six-game winning streak as the season comes to an end, while the men’s team has secured a single win in the three games it has played since March 22.
The women’s team defeated both Seton Hall and Providence at Seton Hall over the weekend of March 27.
In the first match, the Musketeers defeated their hosts with a 6-1 win.
In their following match, the team swept Providence with a 7-0 decision. The three doubles teams went undefeated against their opponents, with seniors Daniella Patton and Cristian Di Lorenzo sweeping their opponents 8-0.
Sophomore Sydney Liggins set the standard for singles play, taking two out of the three sets from her opponent, with no third game decision.
The rest of the singles did the same, easily taking their opponents in the first two sets.
The following week brought senior day on April 1, marking the last home match for Patton and Lizzie Oosterbaan.
Xavier again closed out the visiting the Cincinnati Bearcats in a 7-0 run.
The three doubles teams swept their competition, with Alex Brinker and Lauren Ghidotti playing the best match of the day with an 8-2 win. Patton, Liggins, Brinker and Di Lorenzo all swept their singles play with 2-0 decisions to close.
Last week, the Musketeers showed their prowess against Northern Kentucky, winning the match 5-2 on Wednesday.
Liggins and freshman Ghidotti went undefeated in their singles and doubles competitions, giving Xavier a 3-0 advantage.
Freshman Amina Ismail secured her match for the overall victory. Di Lorenzo rounded out the Muskies’ fifth point, but Oosterbaan and freshman Abigail Roebker were defeated for NKU’s two points.
Two days later the women traveled to give St. John’s its first conference loss.
Xavier took six of the seven points from the Red Storm, and did the same for visiting Fordham University for a non-conference win.
The men’s tennis team did not have the success of the women, dropping its matches against Cleveland State and Western Michigan.
Its final games are at Butler. Xavier plays the Bulldogs on April 17 and takes on visiting Creighton on April 18.