Tide women’s tennis sweeps Princeton 4-0 @ Blue Gray Tennis Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (rolltide.com) — The No. 28 Alabama women’s tennis team (4-3) recorded a 4-0 sweep of the Princeton Tigers (5-5) on Friday afternoon at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. SophomoreAryn Greene clinched the win for the Crimson Tide on court six.
Alabama trailed on all three doubles courts early, but rebounded to claim the doubles point. At the third position, senior Natalia Maynetto and juniorJoanna Nena Savva won the final four games of the match to defeat Amber Park and Dorothy Tang 6-3. Moments later, the 20th-ranked duo of freshman Andie Daniell and junior Erin Routliffe came away with a 6-3 decision at the top spot against Nicole Kalhorn and Amanda Muliawan to give the Tide a 1-0 advantage going into singles.
Alabama won five of the six first sets, but it would be a while before a singles match was completed. Routliffe was the first off the court, getting past Katrine Steffensen in a tight 6-4, 7-5 encounter. Maynetto followed up by taking court five in straight sets as well. The senior toughed out the first set in a tiebreak before running away with the second 6-1 against Emily Hahn.
That put the Tide ahead 3-0 as the remaining four matches all went to three sets. While Daniell, Savva and juniorDanielle Spielmann all won their opening sets, Greene dropped hers 6-2 on court six against Tang. Greene responded to pull out the second set 6-4 and took a 4-2 lead in the final set. Tang closed to within 4-3, but Greene won the final two games of the match for the 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 triumph. When play was halted, Daniell and Spielmann were both up 4-1 in their decisive sets while Savva was knotted at 4-4.
Alabama will be back in action at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic on Saturday at 10 a.m. CT against an opponent to be determined.