FAIRFIELD, Conn – The Sacred Heart women's tennis team earned the doubles point and won five of six singles matches on their way to a 6-1 win over Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Tennis Courts. The Pioneers improve to 5-8 on the season.
Sacred Heart won all three doubles matches, and four of five singles matches in straight sets. Sophomore Lindsey Post (Danbury, CT) prevailed in a third set super tiebreaker, 13-11, over Gabby Leon, while sophomore Paige Olson (Sykesville, MD) closed out a second set tiebreaker to defeat Caitlin Bricketto.
The Pioneers will look for two in a row Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac.
Katie DeRienzo (SHU) def. Brianna Turano, 6-1, 6-2
Lindsey Post (SHU) def. Gabby Leon, 5-7, 6-3, 13-11
Paige Olson (SHU) def. Caitlin Bricketto, 6-2, 7-6 (3)
Nicole Rydzewski (SHU) def. Salua Pizano, 6-3, 6-0
Taylor Gurda (SHU) def. Alyssa Rosello, 6-2, 6-2
Catherine Clark (SHU) def. Haley Dubits, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
Post/Olson (SHU) def. Turano/Leon, 8-4
Rydzewski/Gurda (SHU) def. Bricketto/Pizano, 8-4
DeRienzo/Dubits def. Rosello/Clark, 8-5