The New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) women’s tennis team continued to dominate its competition over the weekend, winning all three of its matches to improve to 6-0 on the fall season.
The weekend began with two Saturday matches for the Bears, who began play with a 8-1 triumph over LIU Post. The first and second singles matches in this match were extremely close and the two programs split them.
At first singles, Lena Dimmer edged Shanice Arthur 6-1, 5-7, 11-9 for the NYIT win, but Post’s Lara Scholtze came back from a set down to outlast Karolina Pondusova 6-2, 5-7, 12-10.
That would be the only point for the Pioneers, however, as NYIT won the other seven flights for the victory. Following the win over LIU Post, NYIT cruised past Caldwell 9-0 to conclude Saturday’s play.
The Bears returned to the courts on Sunday for a road match against Post University in Connecticut. Post would win the first and sixth singles flights, but that would be all, as once again the doubles tandems anchored an NYIT victory. The closest of those three doubles matches came at second doubles, as Melanie Benyadi and Dimmer defeated Liza Dubrovskaya and Brianna Miah 9-8(7-0) to help ensure the Bears’ win.
NYIT’s next match will be a road showdown with fellow East Coast Conference (ECC) member Molloy on Saturday.
The Hofstra tennis teams both traveled to take on Wagner on Friday and saw mixed results.
The women’s team defeated the Seahawks 5-0, led by a doubles sweep which gave the Pride the early lead. The singles play continued the success as Carmen Pestano knocked off Rina Baynes 6-1, 6-1 at fourth singles and Michal Kaplan clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Samantha Hodges at second singles.
The Hofstra men held a 2-1 lead over Wagner, but the Seahawks rallied to win the second, fifth and sixth singles flights to take control of the match and eventually go on to win 4-3.
Both programs return to action this weekend as they host the Hofstra Invitational at Eisenhower Park.
Adelphi and Farmingdale State each won both of their weekend matches. Adelphi lost just one match in its victories over Saint Michaels and Franklin Pierce, while Farmingdale knocked off Purchase and John Jay.