KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Despite playing without its top player, the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team displayed its depth in recording a 7-2 victory over Roosevelt University on Friday at Oak Street Park Community Center.
Saint Anselm (6-12) did not lose a game in doubles wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots and dropped just four games in five singles victories against Roosevelt (0-6). Kaitlin Hughes, Meghan Golden and Eleni Petromelis each won both their matches for the Hawks.
The match started with singles play and Saint Anselm started quickly with five straight-set victories. Dominique Bolduc and Petromelis both cruised to 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively to give the Hawks two quick points. Bolduc's win was her second in a row, while Petromelis won on her singles season debut.
Maikah Bulpitt lost just one game in her No. 3 singles match, Hughes dropped only three at No. 1 singles and Golden matched Bolduc and Petromelis with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 2. Moving up to the No. 1 spot, Hughes won her 11th match of the season, matching her total from last season. The lone Roosevelt singles victory was a 6-2, 2-6, 12-10 win for Meryem Ahmed in a marathon match against Kayla Hodas at No. 4 singles.
The pairs of Hughes and Golden and Hodas and Petromelis sailed to 8-0 wins in doubles. Hodas and Petromelis moved to 4-3 as a pair, while Hughes and Golden were victorious in their first match as partners.
Saint Anselm closes out its Florida trip against ASA Miami at 12:30 p.m. at Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando on Saturday, March 10.