Junior Devon Cohen (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) won a pair of matches to help The University of Scranton post the first NCAA Tournament victory in the program’s history on Friday. For her efforts, Cohen has been named The University of Scranton Athlete of the Week.
The Royals entered the NCAA Tournament at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pa. searching for their first win in the program’s 38-year history. They made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012 and were back this season after winning their second straight Landmark Conference championship.
Cohen helped Scranton to a 5-0 victory over LaRoche College in Friday’s first round by winning twice. She teamed with freshman Emily Walsh (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) for an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles. Cohen then posted a shutout at No. 2 singles, winning 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Royals into Saturday’s second round.
Scranton lost that second-round match to seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins, 5-0.
Cohen finished the season with nine singles victories and eight doubles victories. The eight doubles victories were tied for the team lead with Walsh, her partner in all eight wins. For her career, Cohen has 21 wins in both singles and doubles.