BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott women's tennis team defeated Johnson & Wales University, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon at the South Campus Tennis Courts.
Hartman and Trevino posted an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles and also won their singles matches at the No. 3 (6-3, 6-1) and No. 4 (6-2, 6-2) flights, respectively.
Meanwhile, Hoover grabbed a victory at the No. 2 position in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) and teamed up with Margot Andreasen (Portland, Maine) at No. 2 doubles for an 8-3 triumph.
In singles, Hayley Barnett (Marlboro, N.J.), Reilly Fitzgibbons (Killingworth, Conn.) and Gillian Freter (Scituate, Mass.) all posted wins at the No. 1 (7-5, 6-4), No. 5 (6-3, 6-3), and No. 6 (6-0, 6-1) positions, respectively, to conclude the highlights on the day.
"I'm really happy with our effort today against a team that is fresh off an NCAA appearance," said Endicott women's tennis head coach Jeremy Howard. "Getting started off on the right foot with a doubles sweep really allowed us to open things up on the singles court."
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Today's match was the first meeting between Endicott and Johnson & Wales since the 1997-98 season. Endicott won that match, 5-3.
- This is the first time the women's program has started a season at 2-0 since 2011-12.
- The 2011-2012 season started a streak for the Gulls of winning five consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championships.
Endicott (2-0) takes on Wentworth next Wednesday (Sept. 12) for its first conference matchup of the season at 3:30 PM. Wednesday's match will be played at Curry College in Milton, Mass. Johnson & Wales (2-1) travels to Bridgewater State University on Tuesday, September 11 at 3 PM.
(Photo credit - David Le '10)