WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Queens College women's tennis team remained undefeated after recording its third consecutive sweep over an East Coast Conference (ECC) opponent on Friday, taking down the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), 9-0, on the road.
The Knights, who have yet to lose a single set in ECC play, improve to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference. The Firebirds, who recently defeated defending ECC champion NYIT, drops to 1-2.
Queens set the tone in doubles play, working for an early 3-0 advantage. The Knights then battled in singles, but never lost sight of the prize, taking all six flights to claim the 9-0 sweep.
Sophomores Ruth Artaza Martin and Araceli Bel Aleixendri started it off with an 8-3 win at third doubles, while senior Emy Alplund and sophomore Louisa Brunetti matched that with an 8-3 victory of their own in the second slot. Juniors Reehan Rashad and Laura Ortega Jover then capped off doubles with an 8-4 win at the top flight.
In singles, Rashad worked her way to a three-set 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 victory at the first position, while Brunetti held off her opponent in the second slot, capturing a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win. Ortega Jover fought back for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 3, while Alplund captured a 6-4, 6-3 win in the fourth spot. Artaza Martin quickly claimed fifth singles with a 6-1, 6-4 victory, and junior Line Sorsdahl Aasen nearly swept to victory at No. 6, earning a 6-1, 6-0 win.
Rashad, Brunetti, Ortega Jover and Alplund all remain unbeaten in singles and doubles this season with perfect 8-0 combined records each.
The Knights will hit the court again on Saturday, Sept. 16, for a match at Wilmington (Del.) at 3:30 p.m.