SARATOGA-- The Williams women's tennis team opened up their Spring 2013 season on Saturday with a 9-0 win over Skidmore.
Williams got off to a fast start in doubles play. The number three team of Nancy Worley and Veronika Li won their pro-set 8-3 and Kara Shoemaker and Rebecca Curran won theirs 8-5. Kathleen Elkins and Maria Pylypiv gave Williams a 3-0 after winning their pro-set in a tie-break.
Williams was able to keep the momentum rolling through singles play, as all six won in straight sets. Elkins, Worley, and Pylypiv each won one of their sets 6-0 at numbers 3, 4, and 5, respectively. First year Alex Stone got her first career spring season win at number 6, 6-3. 6-3.
"It felt good to be back on court again competing. I think the match helped us to see where we can improve this week in practice," commented head coach Alison Swain.
Williams will travel to Wesleyan tomorrow before heading to California for another busy spring break trip.
1. Shoemaker/Curran (W) def Ford/Mendoza (S) 8-5
2. Pylypiv/Elkins (W) def Smith/Valella (S) 9-8 (1)
3. Worley/Li (W) def Baird/Karlshoej (S) 8-2
1. Shoemaker (W) def Mendoza (S) 6-4, 6-3
2. Curran (W) def Ford (S) 6-1, 6-1
3. Elkins (W) def Zola (S) 6-0, 6-2
4. Worley (W) def Valella (S) 6-2, 6-0
5. Pylypiv (W) def Baird (S) 6-1, 6-0
6. Stone (W) def Hobbs (S) 6-3, 6-3
Stone/Hart (W) def Hobbs/Plevinsky (S) 8-3
Pastor (W) def Smith (S) 6-4, 6-2
Li (W) def Karlshoej (S) 6-1, 6-0