Siena Women Dominate Iona in 7-0 MAAC Win

Sept. 29, 2002

Siena's top five singles players did not lose a single game in a convincing 7-0 win at Iona on Sunday afternoon. Nicole Mayer paced the Saints triumph with 6-0 and 6-0 wins at top singles.

Joining Mayer with 6-0 and 6-0 wins were Ralista Hristova, Denisa Hluchova, Betsy Brooking and Brooke Fisher. Meghan Slenkamp defeated her opponent 6-1 and 6-0 at sixth singles for the Green and Gold.

In doubles competition, Mayer and Hluchova teamed up for an 8-0 win as did Hristova and Slenkamp. Eileen Gallocher and Fisher notched the other doubles victory for the Saints, 8-2.

"If we keep playing the way we are now, we'll definitely be in the hunt for the MAAC crown," senior co-captain, Nikki Mayer said.

Mayer, the holder of over 17 Siena records, remained undefeated in singles this year as she completed her 4th match in a row without losing a set. As did #2, Rali Hristova and #3, Denisa Hluchova.

The women will now take a 2-0 record into the MAAC spring season which will begin next April. However, the fall season is not over yet as there are still five more matches to play: two against America East teams and one each against members of the Northeast conference and the Atlantic 10. The Saint's next take on the Northeast's, Wagner Seahawks Tuesday, at 3PM.

1. (S) Nicole Mayer def. Liz Gerosa 6-0 and 6-0
2. (S) Ralista Hristova def. Liz Fitzmaurice 6-0 and 6-0
3. (S) Denisa Hluchova def. Louise Castellano 6-0 and 6-0
4. (S) Betsy Brookins def. Rosa Mini 6-0 and 6-0
5. (S) Brooke Fisher def. Maureen Purcell 6-0 and 6-0
6. (S) Meghan Slenkamp def. Michelle Babb 6-1 and 6-0



1. (S) 1 & 3 def. 1 & 3 8-0
2. (S) Eileen Gallocher and 5 def. 4 & 5 8-2
3. (S) 2 & 6 def. 2 & Michelle Babb 8-0