WILMINGTON, Del. – Hitting the road for the first time this spring, the Queens College women's tennis team rolled past the Goldey-Beacom College Lightning, 8-1, on Monday. The win was the fourth in a row for the Knights, who have yet to lose during the spring season.
Queens, ranked second in the NCAA East Regional Rankings, improved to 13-2 overall and 6-0 on the road, handing Goldey-Beacom only its second loss of the season. The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Champion Lightning (13-2) entered the match right behind the Knights in third in the NCAA East Regional Rankings.
The Knights swept doubles play, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead. Emy Alplund and Angelika Sobiecka started things off with an 8-2 win at top doubles. Laura Ortega Jover and Reehan Rashad improved to 4-0 with an 8-3 win at No. 2, while Araceli Bel Aleixendri and Line Sorsdahl Aasen also recorded an 8-3 victory at third doubles.
Rashad continued her stellar spring with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles, as she improved to 4-0 in the top position. Ortega Jover added a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles, while Sobiecka garnered a 6-3, 6-4 win in the third spot. Ruth Artaza Martin cruised to a win in the fifth slot, 6-2, 6-2, and Darya Kolesnichenko earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the sixth position. The lone win for the Lightning came at No. 4 singles.
The Knights will travel to Stony Brook next for a noon match on Friday, April 14.