Bethlehem, Pa. (February 24, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's tennis teams topped by Lehigh on Saturday. The men were downed 5-2, and the women were toppled 6-1.
Lehigh secured the match victory by winning the first, fourth, fifth, and sixth flights of singles competition. Freshmen, Jackson Wood and Parth Sharma gave the Mount two points by winning the second and third flights. Wood defeated Petersen 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 and Sharma defeated Edelchik 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. The Mountaineer men drop to 1-5 on the year and Lehigh jumps to 4-1.
The Mount St. Mary's women grabbed the early point advantage by winning the second and third flights of doubles competition. Sruthi Kamprath and Megan Gamble picked up the 6-4 win over Can and Lin in the second flight and Mia Pittman and Megan Smith defeated Friedman and Godan 6-4 in the third flight.
This would be the only point the Mount could get on the day because Lehigh secured the match victory by sweeping in singes action in just two sets for each flight. The Mountaineers fall to 0-5 on the season and the Lehigh women move to 3-3.
The Mount men and women head to Orlando for the spring break trip. The men have a match against Rose-Hulman at 9 AM on Wednesday, February 28th and the women have a match against Rollins at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, February 28th.
Mens: Lehigh 5, Mount St. Mary's 2
1. Martin-Dyer/Edelchik (Lehigh) def. Brandon Wortkotter/Jackson Wood (MSM) 6-3
2. Jean Armstrong/Gabriel Santos (MSM) def. Born/Petersen (Lehigh) 6-4
3. Cooper/Wang (Lehigh) def. Parth Sharma/Evan Hine (MSM) 6-3
1. Martin-Dyer (Lehigh) def. Brandon Wortkotter (MSM) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
2. Jackson Wood (MSM) def. Petersen (Lehigh) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. Parth Sharma (MSM) def. Edelchik (Lehigh) 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
4. Wang (Lehigh) def. Jean Armstrong (MSM) 6-2, 7-6(5)
5. Auteri (Lehigh) def. Evan Hine (MSM) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-7
6. Born (Lehigh) def. Chris Lindsey (MSM) 6-3, 6-1
Women's: Navy 6, Mount St. Mary's 1
1. Auyeung/Zhong (Lehigh) def. Alexa Quintanilla/Hannah Davis (MSM) 6-2
2. Sruthi Kamprath/Megan Gamble (MSM) def. Can/Lin (Lehigh) 6-4
3. Mia Pittman/Megan Smith (MSM) def. Friedman/Godan (Lehigh) 6-4
1. Auyeung (Lehigh) def. Alexa Quintanilla (MSM), 6-2, 6-4
2. Gonzalez (Lehigh) def. Sruthi Kamprath (MSM), 6-1, 6-1
3. Can (Lehigh) def. Emma Blake (MSM), 6-1, 6-0
4. Lin (Lehigh) def. Megan Gamble (MSM), 6-2, 6-4
5. Zhong (Lehigh) def. Megan Smith (MSM), 6-0, 6-1
6. Maravich (Lehigh) def. Mia Pittman (MSM), 6-2, 6-0