Women's Tennis Starts Off On Right Foot

Elora Benfer split a pair of singles and double matches this weekend

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The Siena women's tennis team hosted Queens College, Marist and Hofstra in the Third Annual Siena Invitational this past weekend at Central Park in Schenectady and the Siena Courts in Loudonville. The Saints went 8-11 in singles play and 2-5 in double competitions over the weekend.

Freshman Erika Reagan advanced to the semifinals in Flight C with two victories, while classmate Allysa Singh advanced to the semifinals of the B Flight.

"I am satisfied with the way we prepared, and the way we competed," head coach Andy Christodoulou said. "The ladies worked very hard. We are on the correct road, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us this fall. Allysa and Erika went deep in their draws, which was a great way to start their careers at Siena."

Francesca Fanchin of Queens College defeated teammate Erika Goldsmith 4-6, 6-2 and 10-5 in the A Flight Finals, Sarah Bowen of Hofstra won the B Flight with a 7-5 and 6-2 triumph over Jennifer Fridman of Queens, and Marist's Sabrina Tahir carried the C Flight with a 6-1 and 7-5 victory over teammate Lisa Ventimiglia in the finals.

Marist won the A Flight doubles, and Hofstra took the B Flight. Joana Sun and Karlene Pang of the Red Foxes topped Andrea Samson and Fanchin of Queens 9-7 in the finals of the A Flight, and Malissa Gilanchi and Sarah Bowen teamed up for an 8-6 victory for the Pride over the Marist pair of Tahir and Marielle Campbell in the B Finals.

The Saints return to action September 22 at Wagner.