BRONX, N.Y.– The SUNY Geneseo women's tennis team fell to New York University by a score of 9-0 Saturday, in a match played at Stadium Tennis Center in the Bronx, N.Y. The Violets (6-1) came in ranked No. 30 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national poll and No. 11 in the Northeast Region. The Knights, ranked No. 18 in the Northeast, fall to 12-3 on the season.
The doubles matches were closely contested, in particular number-three doubles, where the duo of sophomore Anika Pornpitaksuk and first-year Corinne Heitmann, playing together for the first time this season, fell by 8-6. However in the singles, the host squad swept the six singles matches in straight sets. The Knights' best chance was the 7-6 first set tiebreaker loss by senior Cat Crummey to Carmen Lai, the 16th-ranked singles player in the Northeast Region.
The two teams met last year with Geneseo claiming a 5-4 home win that had three singles matches go to deciding tie-breaks and one doubles match decided by 9-7.
The Knights next match will be Thursday, March 14 at Rochester. Match time is 4 p.m. Senior Marylen Santos will continue her bid to break the Geneseo career singles wins record. She is currently tied with Anna Lehit '10 at 63.
NYU 9, Geneseo 0
Carmen Lai/Vanessa Scott (NYU) def. Santos/Crummey (G) 8-5
Madeleine King/Nicole Schnabel (NYU) def. Pornpitaksuk/Heitmann (G) 8-6
Lai (NYU) def. Crummey (G) 7-6, 6-1
Scott (NYU) def. Santos (G) 6-1, 6-2
El Dessouki (NYU) def. Pornpitaksuk (G) 6-2, 6-0
King (NYU) def. Salzano (G) 6-4, 6-3
Schnabel (NYU) def. Hale (G) 6-4, 6-0
McGinty (NYU) def. Sabrina Ferretti (G) 6-3, 6-2