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Women's Tennis Takes Second Straight Win, 7-2

Women's Tennis Takes Second Straight Win, 7-2

ARLINGTON, Mass. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's tennis team claimed a 7-2 triumph on the Spy Pond Tennis Courts Saturday afternoon over Lesley University (LU) to pick up its second win of the 2021 season, and first in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.

The Blue Jays once again got off to a great start, taking two of three doubles matches. In singles, junior Julia Michaud (Bristol, Conn.) set the tone, taking her first-career singles victory in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. The same was said for Junior captain Emily Kerr (Portland, Conn.), who wasn't far behind. USJ wrapped it up early in this one, as the team continues to make gains as conference play kicks off.

LU 2 | USJ 7

COACH QUOTE [Karen Piazza] "The team is playing better and better with every match! We were very strong in our singles today. The level of confidence and support among teammates continues to grow. I am very proud of the Blue Jays, especially Julia [Michaud] on picking up her first collegiate singles win."

DOUBLES

  1. Kathleen Gilland/Emily Kerr def. Brooke Whitten/Morgan Anderson (LU), 8-7 (7-2 tiebreaker)
  2. Elaina Griffiths/Ananya Srivatsav (USJ) def. Joselyn Martinez/Annie Dai (LU), 8-2
  3. Jordan Blair/Carolyn Brazil (LU) def. Julia Michaud/Maria Porth (USJ), 8-2

SINGLES

  1. Kathleen Gilland (USJ) def. Brooke Whitten (LU), 6-2, 6-0
  2. Emily Kerr (USJ) def. Morgan Anderson (LU), 6-0, 6-0
  3. Elaina Griffiths (USJ) def. Joselyn Martinez (LU) 6-3, 6-2
  4. Ananya Srivatsav (USJ) def. Annie Dai (LU), 6-0, 6-1
  5. Julia Michaud (USJ) def. Brenna Peterson (LU), 6-0, 6-0
  6. Jordan Blair (LU) def. Jenna Griffith (USJ), 6-3, 6-4

UP NEXT
The Blue Jays will look to make it three in a row when they take on Regis in a GNAC contest on Wednesday, September 22 at 4:30 p.m.

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