Vassar Women’s Tennis Powers Past RIT

By Amie Canfield

ROCHESTER – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as the Vassar College women’s tennis team bested Rochester Institute of Technology by a 9-0 margin in Liberty League play at the Midtown Athletic Club on Saturday. The Brewers improve to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in league play, while the Tigers are now 3-3 and 1-3 in the Liberty League.

In doubles action, the Brewers top flight duo of sophomore Sofie Shen and senior captain Melina Stavropoulos posted an 8-1 win over sophomore Jackie Drozd and rookie Gabby Donohue. From two, junior Tatum Blalock and rookie Macey Dowd combined for an 8-1 win over sophomore Abby Murray and junior Mackenzie Wade.

Rounding out doubles play was an 8-2 victory by senior captain Cara Kizilbash and rookie Elyse Duley at three as the Brewers took a 3-0 lead into singles action.

In singles action, Vassar opened a 4-0 advantage as Stavropoulos defeated Murry, 6-0, 6-1. Two saw Dowd with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Donohue, while at five, Kizilbash was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Julia Smolowitz. At three, Shen grabbed a 6-1, 6-1 win against Kirsten Auble, followed by a 6-1, 6-1 win for Duley against Julianne Ho. Rounding out the action was Blalock with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Drozd at one.

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