BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- SUNY Geneseo defeated SUNY New Paltz, 5-1, to reclaim the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tennis Championship crown Sunday afternoon at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
Sophomore Marylen Santos was victorious at number-one singles and paired with junior teammate Amanda Rosati to win at number-one doubles to lead the Knights to their third consecutive SUNYAC tennis title and seventh overall.
First-years Maggie Hale and Karli Hollins teamed up to win at number-three doubles while also winning their singles matches at number-four and number-five, respectively. Junior Dexuan Yuan also took a spot winning at number-two doubles against New Paltz.
Geneseo entered the three-day tournament defeating Plattsburgh on Friday and Oneonta, Saturday to advance to the championship match against SUNY New Paltz.
This Championship win for the Knights means that they will clinch a bid to the NCAA Tournament in the Spring.
Geneseo 5, New Paltz 1
1. Marylen Santos/Amanda Rosati (G) def. Paige Munroe/Devin Tracy (NP) 8-6
2. Jessica Schmidt/Veronika Paikin (NP) def. Minxuan Yuan/Dexuan Yuan (G) 8-6
3. Karli Hollins/Maggie Hale (G) def. Allie Starke/Olivia Ammirati (NP) 8-1
1. Marylen Santos (G) vs. Olivia Ammirati (NP) 7-5, 3-0 not finished
2. Dexuan Yuan (G) vs. Paige Munroe (NP) vs 7-5, 0-2 not finished
3. Amanda Rosati (G) vs. Veronika Paikin (NP) 7-6, (7-4), 0-2 not finished
4. Karli Hollins (G) def. Jessica Schmidt (NP) 6-2, 6-3
5. Maggie Hale (G) def. Allie Starke (NP) 6-2, 6-4
6. Minxuan Yuan (G) def. Elizabeth Palmer (NP) 6-0, 6-0