March 10, 2013
The top three singles matches all went three sets and doubles play was hotly contested too, but Colgate broke free for a 6-1 win over Siena Sunday in Hamilton. Brittany Filip won a thrilling match over Kelsey Shea at top singles for Siena's only point in the match.
Filip dropped the first set 6-2, but rallied to win the next two 6-4 and 6-4. At No. 2 and No. 3 singles, Maria Varano and Jessica Macaluso each won the first set, but dropped the next two.
Varano also teamed with classmate Erika Reagan in a hard fought 9-8 (0) loss at No. 2 doubles.
The Saints open the spring portion of their MAAC schedule Saturday at Niagara.
1) SC Brittany Filip def Kelsey Shea 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4
2) CU Alex Petrini d. Maria Varano 0-6, 6-2 and 6-0
3) CU Kelsey Wanhainen d. Jessica Macaluso 5-7, 6-1 and 6-4
4) CU Jennifer Ho d. Cassandra Braz 6-3 and 6-4
5) CU Meredith Rock d. Erika Reagan 6-2 and 6-0
6) CU Katie Grant d. Elora Benfer 8-2
1) CU Petrini/Lexi Lazares d. Macaluso/Braz 8-5
2) CU Shea/Rock d. Varano/Reagan 9-8 (0)
3) CU Grant/Jackie Finn d. Filip/Benfer 8-6