By: Isabel Smith ~Staff Writer~
Xavier women’s tennis wrapped up weekend play against two Big East teams on Sunday, defeating Providence 7-0 on March 25 and Seton Hall 5-2 on March 26. With the victories, the Musketeers extended their winning streak to four. The streak is the team’s longest of the year.
The Musketeers began the weekend of play by shutting out the Friars. Senior Sydney Liggins, senior Cristina Di Lorenzo, junior Lauren Ghidotti, freshman Rachael Reichenbach, sophomore Sophia Abelson and sophomore Zoe Manion all won their respective singles matches. Di Lorenzo defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-0, taking the title as the only Musketeer to hold her competition scoreless in the match.
In doubles play, Di Lorenzo and Ghidotti won 6-1. Reichenbach and Liggins also defeated the competition 6-1. Manion and Abelson rounded out the doubles wins with a 6-1 victory.
Xavier took momentum from the victory against the Friars to play successfully against the Pirates.
Three Musketeers went 2-0 in singles, all of which were determined by a tie breaker. Senior Sydney Liggins won the No. 1 singles match 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Junior Lauren Ghidotti won the No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-2. Sophomore Sophia Abelson defeated the competition in the No. 5 match 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Zoe Manion completed the singles victories in the No. 6 match 4-6, 7-6(6), 10-7.
The doubles teams also carried Xavier to the win. Reichenbach and Liggins defeated their competition 6-3. Abelson and Manion, both winners in their respective singles matches, won 6-4.
Xavier’s wins against Providence and Seton Hall improved the team to 3-0 in conference play and 8-7 overall.
The Musketeers continue Big East competition against DePaul on April 1 in Chicago.