Women’s Tennis Starts Fall Tournament Off Strong

Sept. 22, 2017

Siena Women's Tennis began their 2017 fall season at the Mount Invitational hosted by Mount St. Mary’s. The Saints won six of nine singles matches and took three out of four doubles.

In Flight A, Ivana Boberic advanced to the championship bracket semifinals with a 4-6, 6-3 (11-9) victory. She took down Hannah Davis of Mount St. Mary’s. Also, in flight was Natalie Weaver who landed in the consolation semifinals after a hard fought 6-4, 6-1 loss to Kateri Martin from Loyola.

Flight B Both Rina Sakai and Kylie Mullaney advanced to the championship semifinals. Sakai took down Brianna Gibbs of George Masonin a tight three set match, 7-5, 4-6, 10-6. Mullaney, making her Siena debut pulled off a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Rachel Lee of George Mason.

Nanea Perkins also made her Siena debut and landed in the championship semifinals in flight C. She took down Nicole Eberle from Loyola 6-2, 6-0. Anessa Leyva put up a battle but fell 1-6, 6-3 (10-2) to Kayleigh Hahn of George Mason.

Juliana Goehner went three sets, but was able to come out victorious in a 7-5, 2-6 (10-8) flight d matchup. Julia Dunbar fell 6-4 in the first set and came back to take the second set 6-4 but ultimately would fall 10-5 in the tiebreaker to land in the consolation semifinals.

Ann Phillips pulled out a 6-1, 6-0 victory in Flight E over Allisa Lyons of Hartford Community College to advance to the championship semifinals.



Weaver and Perkins teamed up in doubles flight A to take down Lee and Gibbs from George Mason 6-3. Mullaney and Leyva also won in flight A doubles 7-6 (7-4).

Phillips and Sakai took down doubles partners from Loyola 6-3 to advance in the doubles semifinals in flight b.

The Saints hit the court Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. for the semi final draws.