No. 7 Women’s Tennis Downs Rockhurst, 9-0

No. 7 Women’s Tennis Downs Rockhurst, 9-0

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Picking up their first win in the month of March, the seventh-ranked Saint Leo women's tennis team trumped visiting Rockhurst University 9-0 in non-conference action from the Saint Leo Tennis Center on Tuesday evening.

Saint Leo (8-2) swept through doubles as the visiting Hawks made things interesting, claiming at least six points in the first two doubles, but the Lions prevailed to take a 3-0 leads into singles play.

Hitting their stride the Lions dominated singles, not surrendering more than four points to the visitors from Kansas City, Mo.

The Lions have less than 24 hours to ready themselves for Sunshine State Conference play as they face Florida Southern in Lakeland on Wednesday.  The match is scheduled to get underway at 3:00 p.m.

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#7 Saint Leo 9, Rockhurst 0
03/05/13 at Saint Leo, Fla. (SLU Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Coralie Pesenti (SLW) def. Alex Schelble (ROCK) 6-2, 6-4
2. Pauline Helgesson (SLW) def. Karsyn Betts (ROCK) 6-2, 6-0
3. Maria Benkirane (SLW) def. Kim Vrugteveen (ROCK) 6-0, 6-1
4. Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) def. Christine Schatz (ROCK) 6-0, 6-1
5. Emily Singleton (SLW) def. Kim de Groot (ROCK) 6-2, 6-3
6. Phoebe Di Leo (SLW) def. Abby Kayser (ROCK) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Pauline Helgesson/Maria Benkirane (SLW) def. Kim Vrugteveen/Kim de Groot (ROCK) 8-6
2. Emily Singleton/Phoebe Di Leo (SLW) def. Karsyn Betts/Christine Schatz (ROCK) 9-7
3. Coralie Pesenti/Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) def. Abby Kayser/Alex Schelble (ROCK) 8-0


Match Notes
Rockhurst 3-2
Saint Leo 8-2; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,4,2,1,6,5)