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Villanova Split's Saturday's Two Matches
Linley Busby clinched the Wildcats fourth victory with a win over Loyola Maryland at the No. 5 slot.
 
Linley Busby clinched the Wildcats fourth victory with a win over Loyola Maryland at the No. 5 slot.
 

April 12, 2014

VILLANOVA, Pa. After taking down Loyola Maryland 4-3 earlier in the day, the Villanova women's tennis team (4-14) was unable to collect its second win as NJIT (8-6) defeated the Wildcats 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the Villanova Tennis Complex.

Villanova snapped its seven game skid when they were able to skate by Loyola Maryland (6-2-1) in the opener. Following the win, the team dropped the second-match of their doubleheader, which moved the Wildcats record to 4-14 on the year.

Following a defeat by the Loyola Greyhounds on the doubles point, Villanova rallied to collect four wins in singles action.

Samantha Schafer (River Forest, Ill.) breezed by Katelyn Hissong 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 3 flight to even the score at 1-1.

Tori Smyth (Stamford, Conn.) came from behind to retire Haleigh Morgus 3-6, 6-4, 2-0 in the No. 2 slot.

Linley Busby (Charlotte, N.C.) clinched the victory in a back-and-forth battle against Olivia Ott. The freshman knocked off Ott 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 5 position.

The Wildcats will return to action Wednesday at 1 p.m. when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on conference rival Georgetown.

Below is a look at the complete results of Saturday's dual matches:

Villanova 4, Loyola Maryland 3 - April 12, 2014 - Villanova Tennis Complex

Doubles (Loyola clinches doubles point)
1. Mancini/Smyth (VU) def. Hahn/Ott (LOY), 8-5
2. Hissong/Krawiec (LOY) def. Pettee/Busby (VU), 8-5
3. Morgus/Hughes (LOY) def. Schafer/Brewer (VU), 8-2

Singles
1. Megan Hahn (LOY) def. Mikelle Mancini (VU), 6-2, 6-4
2. Tori Smyth (VU) def. Haleigh Morgus (LOY) 3-6, 6-4, 2-0 (retired injury)
3. Samantha Schafer (VU) def. Katelyn Hissong (LOY), 6-2, 6-2
4. Kate Pettee (VU) def. Ania Krawiec (LOY), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4)
5. Linley Busby (VU) def. Olivia Ott (LOY), 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2
6. Emily Hughes (LOY) def. Connor Brewer (VU), 6-1, 6-3

 

 

NJIT 6, Villanova 1 - April 12, 2014 - Villanova Tennis Complex

Doubles (NJIT clinches doubles point)
1. Mancini/Smyth (VU) def. Kuzmenko/Luste (NJIT), 8-6
2. Melibeu/Zanotta (NJIT) def. Busby/Pette (VU), 8-7(6)
3. MacDonald/Habegger (NJIT) def. Schafer/Brewer (VU), 8-7 (5)

Singles
1. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) def. Mikelle Mancini (VU), 6-3, 7-6 (3)
2. Samantha Schafer (VU) def. Jana Luste(NJIT), 6-3, 6-1
3. Nathalie Habegger (NJIT) def. Linley Busby (VU), 6-3, 6-2
4. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) def. Connor Brewer (VU), 6-1, 6-0
5. Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) def. Hayley Sanzone (VU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Hannelore MacDonald (NJIT) def. Anne Cognetti (VU), 6-3, 6-3

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