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Devils Sweep Two Matches Against Wolves

Devils Sweep Two Matches Against Wolves

Make it three straight wins for the University of the Sciences women's tennis team as they swept a pair of matches from Cheyney University Sunday afternoon, 9-0 and 9-0 at the McNeil Field Courts in Philadelphia. 

The two wins up the Devils record to 6-1 overall.   Cheyney falls to 0-3.   Their 6-1 record marks their best start to a season since the team recorded a 7-1 mark to open the 2007 campaign. 

In the opening match, the Devils swept all three doubles contests by identical 8-0 scores.  Melissa White (Clearview Regional HS/Mullica Hill, N.J.) and Teresa Alvarez-Moreno (York HS/Yorktown, Va.) were the first tandem to finish, defeating C.T. Shelton and Jessica LaRoda at the #2 doubles position.  Anna Vo (Souderton HS/Harleysville, Pa.) and Allison Korn (Sterling HS/Laurel Springs, N.J.)followed with a win over Erica Kellum and Destiny Jackson at #3 doubles and Victoria Quang (Bel Air HS/Forest Hill, Md.) and Andria Dang (Central HS/Philadelphia, Pa) combined to defeat Lachelle Miller and Taylor Billington at #1 doubles. 

Moving to singles competition, Vo (#3 singles), Quang (#1 singles) and Alvarez-Moreno (#2 singles) scored 6-0, 6-0 victories over Shelton, Miller and Billington respectively, clinching the match.  White (#4 singles), Sara Skoritowski (West Scranton HS/Scranton, Pa.) (#5 singles) and Alexus Rivas (No. Hagerstown HS/Hagerstown, Md.) (#6 singles) completed the shutout with 8-0 pro-set wins over LaRoda, Kellum and Jackson respectively. 

Starting the second match after a short break, the Devils again opened with a three match sweep of the doubles, again via 8-0 scores.   Alvarez-Moreno teamed up with Rivas at#2 doubles to defeat Shelton and LaRoda to put the first point on the board for Sciences.  Vo and Korn again defeated Kellum and Jackson at #3 doubles and White moved up to #1 doubles to team with Quang to defeat Miller and Billington. 

Quang, who improved to 5-1 on the season in singles with a win in the early match, was given a rest in the second match as Alvarez-Moreno moved up to play at #1 singles and defeated Miller 6-0, 6-0.   Vo defeated Billington at #2 singles and White defeated Shelton at #3 singles.  Vo and White's wins were also via 6-0, 6-0 scores. 

Dang followed with an 8-0 pro-set win over Kellum at #5 singles while Skoritowski also recorded an 8-0 win, defeating LaRoda at #4 singles.  Rivas completed the Devils second consecutive shutout with her second win over Jackson, 8-0 at #6 singles. 

The Devils return to conference action on Tuesday when they travel to Lakewood, New Jersey to take on Georgian Court University.