LATHAM, N.Y - Siena Women’s Tennis rallied from down one set in three of six singles to defeat Colgate 6-1 on Friday night. The Saints improved to 4-1 on the season.
Ivana Boberic and Ann Phillips came out strong at third doubles to give the Saints the advantage following a 6-2 win. Natalie Weaver and Nanea Perkins battled to win 6-4 at doubles two which cliched the Saints doubles point. Anessa Leyva and Kylie Mullaney battled from behind to force a tiebreaker but fell at doubles one. The Saints led 1-0 heading into singles play.
Weaver looked strong at singles three winning in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. She was followed closely by Rina Sakai who took down Kelly Kelin of Colgate 6-2, 6-2 at singles four the put the Saints up 3-0. Mullaney fell 6-2 in the first set but came back strong in the second set followed by the third to clinch the victory point at singles two.
Boberic lost 6-2 in the first set to Mackenzie Deeter, but following a tough battle she took down Deeter in the second set to force a third. Boberic took the third set and put the Saints up 4-0. Julia Dunbar played a hard-fought match at singles six and took the first set in a tiebreaker. She would then fall in the second set and tiebreaker to give Colgate their sole point. Juliana Goehner, like her other teammates, fell in the first set but came right back into the match winning the second and third to give the Saints the final point of the match.
Siena will travel to take on Sacred Heart on Saturday, February 10 at 4 p.m.