The Arcadia University women’s tennis team recorded a 9-0 non-conference victory over visiting Penn State Abington Saturday afternoon at Weiss Courts. The Knights’ record improved to 2-0 this season, while the Nittany Lions fell to 1-2 for the season with the loss.
Junior Kaila Gaughan and freshman Allyson Naiken posted an 8-2 win over sophomore Sheena Phillip and freshman Honora Hegarty at first doubles, while junior Viola Sawyer and freshman Justine Sawyer posted an 8-0 win at second doubles over senior Olya Popili and freshman Janie Saile.
Senior Danielle Riggins and freshman Zoe Palmer were 8-4 winners over freshmen Emily Jusseaume and Y Nhi Nguyen at third doubles.
Gaughan went on to defeat Hegarty 6-3, 6-4 at first-singles, while Naiken was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Popili at second-singles. Viola Sawyer downed Philip 6-1, 6-2 at third singles and Justine Sawyer knocked off Jusseaume 6-1, 6-0 at fourth-singles.
Sophomore Alexandria Broome won 6-0, 6-0 against Nguyen at No. 5 singles, and Riggins rounded out singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win over freshman Honestee Sphabmixay, who is the niece of Arcadia head coach Lak Sphabmixay ’99.
The Knights will next travel to Cabrini College Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. non-conference match.