PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Monmouth University women’s tennis squad defeated La Salle, 6-1, in a non-league match, Monday afternoon at Belfield Courts. The second doubles team of Chioma Gabriel (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway) and Emily Ellis (Richmond, Mass./Lenox) sealed the doubles point for the Blue and White before the Hawks took five of the six singles matches.
With Robyn Belen (Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro) and Kendal Kauffman (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) already victorious at No. 3 singles with an 8-1 win over Cecile Johnson and Madison Gillen, Gabriel and Ellis held off Chloe Trave and Margot Tovia, 9-8, to put the Hawks up 1-0.
In singles play, Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) needed three sets to down her No. 1 opponent, Caitlin Coelho, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, while Farrah Smoke (Spring Lake Heights, N.J./Manasquan /Brookdale C.C.), earning her first start at No. 2 singles, downed Celesta Smith, 6-4, 7-5. Gabriel defeated Madison Gillen, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 4 and Belen and Sarah Turner (Alexandria, Va./Thomas A. Edison) both posted 6-0, 6-0 wins, at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
The Blue and White conclude its fall slate Wednesday, October 23rd, at Drexel.
Tennis Match Results
Monmouth vs LaSalle
Oct 21, 2013 at Philadelphia, Pa.
Monmouth 6, LaSalle 1
1. Verdiglione, Brooke (MU-W) def. Coelho, Caitlin (LASALLE) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
2. Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) def. Smith, Celesta (LASALLE) 6-4, 7-5
3. Trave, Chloe (LASALLE) def. Kauffman, Kendal (MU-W) 6-4, 6-3
4. Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) def. Tovia, Margot (LASALLE) 6-0, 6-2
5. Belen, Robyn (MU-W) def. Gillen, Madison (LASALLE) 6-0, 6-0
6. Turner, Sarah (MU-W) def. Johnson, Cecile (LASALLE) 6-0, 6-0
1. Coelho, Caitlin/Smith, Celesta (LASALLE) def. Verdiglione, Brooke/Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) 8-1
2. Gabriel, Chioma/Ellis, Emily (MU-W) def. Trave, Chloe/Tovia, Margot (LASALLE) 9-8
3. Belen, Robyn/Kauffman, Kendal (MU-W) def. Johnson, Cecile/Gillen, Madison (LASALLE) 8-1