Vassar Earns Second Straight 9-0 Win


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – After opening its Liberty League schedule with a 9-0 victory over Bard on Friday, the Vassar College women's tennis team played its first conference road match of the season on Saturday afternoon. And the result was the same, as the Brewers (2-0, 2-0 Liberty) notched a 9-0 triumph over Union (0-2, 0-2 Liberty) at the Union Tennis Courts. Melina Stavropoulos (Atherton, CA) and Ashley Fair (Laguna Beach, CA) got Vassar started on the right foot with an 8-2 win over Alex Greenberg and Alissa Sangiuolo at No. 3 doubles. Playing in their first match since their run to the final of the ITA Northeast Regionals, the Brewers' No. 1 tandem of Frances Cornwall (Poway, CA) and Tara Edwards (Littleton, CO) notched an 8-5 triumph over Tal Pezzuco and Paige Webster. Sarra Yekta (Las Vegas, NV) and Morgane Flournoy (Grosse Pointe, MI) then completed the doubles sweep with their 9-8 victory over Megan Brown and Samantha Siegel in the No. 2 position. In singles play, Cornwall earned a 6-0, 6-2 win over Pezzuco in the No. 1 position, and Yekta clinched the match with her 6-1, 6-2 victory over Webster in the No. 3 spot. Stavropoulos, meanwhile, notched a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Siegel at No. 4 singles. In the No. 2 position, Edwards topped Brown by a 6-2, 7-6 count. Flournoy needed three sets before toppling Cathy Xing, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 5 singles. After dropping the second set, Fair, Vassar's No. 6, rallied to beat Alex Greenberg 6-0, 6-7, 10-2. Saturday's match marked the end of Vassar's fall schedule. The Brewers resume the season in February.

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