Saints Complete Fall Season at NYS Championships
Oct. 13: The St. Lawrence University women's tennis team concluded its non-traditional season at the NYS Championships on Saturday. Both doubles teams, as well as two athletes in singles play, fell in the semifinal rounds.
The duos of senior captain Shannon Murphy and sophomore Anna Young, and Olivia Arroyo and Sami Miller both fell to teams from New York University at second (8-4) and third (8-1) doubles, respectively.
Sophomore Elkie Vandenbeemt and rookie Morgan McNeal both earned quarterfinal victories on Friday in first and second singles, respectively. Both Saints, however, were defeated in the semifinal round. Vandenbeemt fell to Nataly Mendoza of Skidmore by the scores of 6-1, 6-0, while McNeal was defeated by Lee Ford, also of Skidmore, by the scores of 6-1, 6-3.
Arroyo won her first match of the day in the fourth singles quarterfinal against Christine Cary of Nazareth (8-4), but fell to Mariella Tzakis of NYU in the semifinal, despite battling back, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).
Young beat Laura Arciniegas of RIT 8-3 at fifth singles before falling to Lauren Stauffer of Vassar in the quarterfinal (6-2,6-3), while Miller defeated Emily Eisenberg of Alfred at sixth singles, but fell to Emily Aaldenberg of RPI in the quarterfinal round (5-7, 6-4, 10-3).
The Saints will be back in action in 2013 for their traditional season. They kick of the spring with a dual match against Ithaca on March 2nd in Ithaca, NY.