ORLANDO, Fla – Elkanah Linder made history, becoming the all-time winningest doubles player in program history, as the University of the Sciences women's tennis team began its spring season and spring break trip with a 7-2 victory over Saint Anselm on Sunday at the Lake Cane Tennis Center.
Pairing with Danielle Paran for an 8-5 triumph at No. 2 doubles, Linder surpassed Amanda Bedway's (2004-08) 10-year-old record with her 35th career doubles win.
A year after setting the program's single-season record with 15 doubles wins with Karla Miletic, Linder and Paran are now 12-3 together this season.
Also making history on the day was Jillyan Serrano, who moved into a tie for 10th in program history with her 20th career singles victory – a sweep at the sixth flight.
Linder and Paran were also winners in singles play, where USciences (8-5) won five of the six matches while dropping just 10 games.
Linder dropped just two game at No. 3 singles, while Paran dropped just three at No. 4 singles.
Linder, Gamarnik and James are all now tied for second on the team with seven singles victories this season.
James also partnered with Gabrielle Soriano for an 8-2 decision at No. 3 doubles, with the duo improving to 2-1 together this season.
University of the Sciences is back on the court today, taking on Winona State at 12 p.m.
|1. Jess Perkins (STA) def. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Kaitlin Hughes (STA) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. Meghan Golden (STA) 6-1, 6-1|
|4. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Maikah Bulpitt (STA) 6-2, 6-1|
|5. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Kayla Hodas (STA) 6-1, 6-1|
|6. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) def. Dominique Bolduc (STA) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Jess Perkins/Kaitlin Hughes (STA) def. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 8-5|
|2. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Maikah Bulpitt/Meghan Golden (STA) 8-5|
|3. Julia James/Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) def. Kayla Hodas/Eleni Petromelis (STA) 8-2|