FLUSHING, N.Y. – Playing in its first match of the spring season, the Queens College women's tennis team downed Division I Wagner College at home on Friday, 6-1. With the win, the Knights improved to 10-2 overall and 5-1 at home, while the Seahawks dropped to 7-5.
The Knights took the doubles point by earning victories at the first and second flights. Sobiecka and Emy Alplund combined for an 8-2 victory at top doubles, while Rashad and Ortega Jover teamed up for the first time to snag an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.
Rashad was impressive in her No. 1 singles match, taking a 6-0, 7-5 decision to lead the charge. Ortega Jover also made easy work at No. 2 singles, cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 win. Meanwhile, Sobiecka rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory in the third slot. Ruth Artaza Martin took fifth singles, 6-3, 6-4, and Araceli Bel Aleixendri also notched a 6-3, 6-4 win in the sixth spot.
Queens, ranked second in the region and No. 44 in the nation, will visit Goldey-Beacom College next for a 1 p.m. match on Friday, March 31.