PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia University women's tennis team swept Cabrini University 9-0 in a non-conference match held Friday afternoon in the Legacy Tennis Youth Center.
Philadelphia improves to 4-5 overall with the victory, while Cabrini dips to 5-3.
The Rams—who picked up their second sweep of the year—made quick work on the doubles portion of the match.
Philadelphia's top duo of Jala Hamada (Giza, Egypt/Dar El-Tarbia, IGCSE) and Linde Zwaan (Apeldoorn, Netherlands/Gymnasium Apeldoorn) cruised to an 8-0 victory against Elena Conway and Maggie Javitt to go to 5-3 overall. Usha Baublitz (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) and Mariana Sampaio (Brusque, Brazil/Colegio Consul Carlos Renaux) recorded their third win of 2016, defeating Lucy Travers and Stefanie Barkofski 8-2 in the No. 2 match. The Rams' No. 3 team of Katelyn High (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) and Emily Zygmunt notched its team-leading sixth victory with an 8-2 triumph over Katie Muska and Lexi Douglass.
Baublitz picked up Philadelphia's fourth point by default against Javitt in the No. 2 singles match.
Zwaan clinched the match for Philadelphia as she recorded her sixth singles win, first at No. 1, by knocking off Conway 6-0, 6-1. Zygmunt was a 6-4, 6-0 winner over Travers in the No. 3 flight to earn her fourth win of the year. At No. 4, Sampaio improved to 5-4 with a 6-0, 6-2 win against Barkofski. High defeated Muska 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 for her fifth win.
Tabitha Porter (Sumner, Maine/Lisbon) evened her record at 2-2 as she picked up a win via retirement at No. 6 against Douglass. Porter was leading 5-2 in the first set at the time of the retirement.
Philadelphia returns to action with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference match against Holy Family on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. on the Abraham Salaman Tennis Courts.
PHILADELPHIA U. 9, CABRINI 0
1. Linde Zwaan (PHI) def. Elena Conway (CU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Usha Baublitz (PHI) def. Maggie Javitt (CU) Default
3. Emily Zygmunt (PHI) def. Lucy Travers (CU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Mariana Sampaio (PHI) def. Stefanie Barkofski (CU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Katelyn High (PHI) def. Katie Muska (CU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Tabitha Porter (PHI) def. Lexi Douglass (CU) 5-2 (retirement)
1. Jala Hamada/Zwaan (PHI) def. Conway/Javitt (CU) 8-0
2. Baublitz/Sampaio (PHI) def. Travers/Barkofski (CU) 8-2
3. High/Zygmunt (PHI) def. Muska/Douglass (CU) 8-2