Wednesday, September 27, 2006
By Bob Heller
The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women's tennis team earned their first win of the 2006 season this afternoon, defeating Goldey Beacom College, 9-0.
The win was also their first conference win of the season and improves the Devils record to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
The Devils started the match with a 2-0 lead as the Lightning's sixth player was sidelined with an injury, leading to default wins at number three doubles and number six singles.
Starting off play with the doubles teams, the Devils took both number one and number two doubles, recording 8-0 shutouts in both matches. Amanda Bedway (Jr., Blue Mountain HS/Orwigsburg, PA) and Sarah Leonard (So., West Chester East HS/West Chester, PA) defeated Stephanie Bain and Ashley Thomas at number one doubles and Christina Sebastiani (So., Paulsboro HS/Sewell, NJ) and Tara Torrone (Sr., Red Bank Catholic/Lincroft, NJ) defeated Berline Duperoy and Kate Lewis at number two doubles.
Bedway continued her strong play at number one singles, defeating Bain 6-1, 6-1 to improve to 5-1 on the season. At number two singles, Leonard defeated Thomas 8-1. At number three singles, Sebastiani defeated Duperoy, 8-0. Torrone defeated Lewis 8-1 at number four singles and Danielle Perfetti (Fr., Cardinal O'Hara HS/Clifton Heights, PA) defeated Courtney Amig, 6-0, 6-0 at number five singles to complete the sweep.
The women's tennis team will take to the road when they travel north to take on Post University in a rescheduled match on Sunday, October 1, 2006.