Posted: Feb 24, 2019
Bethlehem, Pa. (February 24, 2019) - The Mount St. Mary's men's and women's tennis teams fell to Lehigh on Sunday afternoon. The men were topped 6-1 and the women were downed 7-0. The Mount men drop to 1-6 on the year while the Mount women fall to 0-6 with the loss. Mountaineers' junior Gabriel Santos picked up his seventh win of the season and his first win at the number two flight spot.
The Mountain Hawks took the point from doubles competition by winning the first and third flights. Wang and Elliot edged Gabriel Santos and Alonso Garcia 6-4 in the number one spot while Auteri and Bencheghib defeated Chrisian Duran and Parth Sharma 6-1 in the third doubles flight. In the second flight, Jean Armstrong and Evan Hine were tied with Fishkin and Edelchik 5-5 but did not finish the match because the doubles point was already decided.
In singles action, Lehigh grabbed a hold of the match by winning the first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth flights. Mount St. Mary's Gabriel Santos topped Auteri 6-3, 6-4 in the number two flight for the Mount's lone point of the match. Parth Sharma and Jean Armstrong forced a third tie-breaker set in each of their flights but came up just short of the win.
Lehigh swept all three doubles flights to earn the doubles point advantage. Can and Gonzalez topped Alexa Quintanilla and Hannah Davis 6-0 in the number one flight. In the second flight, Nowak and Zhong blanked Emma Blake and Megan Smith 6-0. Friedman and Lin took down Taylor Cook and Mia Pittman 6-0 in the third and final flight.
In singles competition, the Mountain Hawks took all six flights to run away with the perfect 7-0 final match score. Alexa Quintanilla battled in the number one flight but fell to Gonzalez 6-4, 7-6 in a hard fought match. Quintanilla still holds a 3-3 record in the first flight spot and an overall mark of 8-6 to lead the Mount.
The Mountaineers' men's and women's tennis teams travel to Radford for a dual match on Tuesday, February 26.
Men: Lehigh 6, Mount St. Mary's 1
1. Wang/Elliott (LEHIGH) Def. Garcia/Santos (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-4
2. Fishkin/Edelchik (LEHIGH) Vs Armstrong/Hine (MT. ST. MARYS) 5-5 (DNF)
3. Auteri/Bencheghib (LEHIGH) Def. Duran/Sharma (MT. ST. MARYS) 6-1
Order of Finish: (3, 1)
1. Born (LEHIGH) Def. Parth Sharma (MT.ST.MARYS) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Gabriel Santos (MT.ST.MARYS) Def. Auteri (LEHIGH) 6-3, 6-4
3. Martin-Dyer (LEHIGH) Def. Alonso Garcia (MT.ST.MARYS) 6-0, 6-4
4. Fishkin (LEHIGH) Def. Jean Armstrong (MT.ST.MARYS) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
5. Edelchik (LEHIGH) Def. Evan Hine (MT.ST.MARYS) 8-2
6. Nakhjavan (LEHIGH) Def. Christian Duran (MT.ST.MARYS) 8-2
Order of Finish: (3, 2, 4, 1, 6, 5)
Women: Lehigh 7, Mount St. Mary's 0
1. Can/Gonzalez (LEHIGH) Def. Quintanilla/Davis (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-0
2. Nowak/Zhong (LEHIGH) Def. Blake/Smith (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-0
3. Friedman/Lin (LEHIGH) Def. Cook/Pittman (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-0
Order of Finish: (2, 1, 3)
1. Gonzalez (Lehigh) Def. Alexa Quintanilla (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-4, 7-6
2. Can (LEHIGH) Def. Hannah Davis (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-1, 6-0
3. Nowak (LEHIGH) Def. Megan Smith (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-1, 6-0
4. Zhong (LEHIGH) Def. Taylor Cook (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lin (LEHIGH) Def. Mia Pittman (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-3, 6-2
6. Singh (LEHIGH) Def. Emma Blake (MT. ST. MARY'S) 6-2, 6-0
Order of Finish: (2, 3, 4, 1, 6, 5)