March 21, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa. - In its home debut, the Villanova women's tennis team (3-6) drops its first conference match of the season as the Wildcats fall 5-2 to Seton Hall (9-5) Friday afternoon at the Villanova Tennis Complex.
The Pirates put the first point on the board following a clean sweep in all three doubles matches. Seton Hall would go on to secure its first BIG EAST win of the year after triumphs at the number one, three, four and five positions.
Samantha Schafer (River Forest, Ill.) breezed by Hannah Liljkevist, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 2 singles slot to clinch Villanova's first point of the afternoon.
At the No. 6 slot Kate Pettee (New Canaan, Conn.) earned her third consecutive victory with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Julie Martiny at the No. 6 slot.
The Wildcats (4-8) will host city rival Temple Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Villanova Tennis Complex.
Below is a look at the complete results of Friday's dual match:
Seton Hall 5, Villanova 2 - Mar. 21 - Villanova Tennis Complex - Villanova, Pa.
Doubles (Seton Hall clinched doubles point):
1. Chloe Sher / Rocio Portela (SH) def. Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (VU), 8-4
2. Madison Shoemaker / Julia Keenan (SH) def. Connor Brewer/Linley Busby (VU), 8-3
3. Hannah Liwekvist / Anna Guryanova (SH) def. Samantha Schafer/Kate Pettee (VU), 8-2
1. Chloe Sher (SH) def. Mikelle Mancini (VU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Samantha Schafer (VU) def. Hannah Liljekvist (SH), 6-2, 6-2
3. Rocio Portela (SH) def. Tori Smyth (VU), 6-3, 6-4
4. Julia Keenan (SH) def. Linley Busby (VU), 6-1, 6-4
5. Madison Shoemaker (SH) def. Connor Brewer (VU), 6-3, 6-0
6. Kate Pettee (VU) def. Julie Martiny (SH), 6-2, 6-2