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Women's Tennis Blanks Delaware Valley to Begin 2017-18 Campaign

Brooke Adams '21 warms up for a match versus Delaware Valley University.
Brooke Adams '21 warms up for a match versus Delaware Valley University.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College women's tennis team posted a 9-0 sweep over Delaware Valley University in non-conference action at Hoffman Courts Saturday to begin the 2017-18 season.

The Hounds started the year by winning all three doubles contests. Junior Kate Rennar and sophomore Emily Snyder were the first off the courts with an 8-1 win at third doubles while sophomore Lauren Steinert and freshman Kristen Cassidy posted an 8-2 victory at second doubles. Senior Skylar Oliwa and freshman Emma Angle finished the sweep of doubles action with an 8-1 win at the top spot in the lineup.

The Blue and Grey also swept all six singles action with freshman Mary Angle off the courts first with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at fourth singles in her first collegiate action. Cassidy earned the winning fifth team point with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph at second singles, and Emma Angle was next off the courts with a 6-4, 6-1 win at first singles. Freshman Brooke Adams started her college career with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at third singles while Oliwa posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at fifth singles. Senior Grace Bailly finished off the sweep with a 6-2, 6-2 score at sixth singles.

"Both the veterans and the rookies performed very well today," commented Head Coach Alan Heverly. "We saw players like freshman like Emma Angle overcome some nervousness and play well in her first collegiate singles match. The experienced players came through in number three doubles with Kate and Emily showing veteran moves, and Grace Bailly again showing consistency and tenacity at the six position. A team win for sure."

Moravian is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, September 19 when the squad travels to rival Muhlenberg College for a non-conference match beginning at 4:00 p.m. in Allentown.