Women’s Tennis Blanks Juniata for Fourth Straight Landmark Conference Victory

Senior Emilia Jakubek was one of three Royals to post two wins on Sunday as the Royals rolled to a Landmark Conference win over Juniata. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Senior Emilia Jakubek was one of three Royals to post two wins on Sunday as the Royals rolled to a Landmark Conference win over Juniata. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Nastashia
DeNunzio
Emilia
Jakubek
Emily
Kelly

 

Results

The University of Scranton women's tennis cruised to its fourth straight Landmark Conference victory on Sunday, blanking visiting Juniata 9-0 at the Royal Courts.

The Royals, now 7-6 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in conference play, have not dropped a point in their last three matches after defeating the Eagles (0-9, 0-4 Landmark).

Juniors Nastashia DeNunzio (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) and Emily Kelly (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson), along with senior Emilia Jakubek (Honesdale, Pa./Scranton Prep), won two matches apiece to lead Scranton.

The Royals raced out to a 3-0 lead by dominating doubles play on Sunday.

DeNunzio and sophomore Marissa Campo (Green Lane, Pa./Christopher Dock) posted an 8-1 win at no. 1 doubles while Jakubek and Kelly won in straight sets at no. 2 doubles.  In the third doubles pairing, senior Elyse Smilnak (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) and freshman Claire Loughlin (Binghamton, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central) also won in straight sets.

It was more of the same in singles action as Scranton won all six flights.

DeNunzio picked up her second win of the day with a 6-1, 7-5 decision at the top singles matchup while Jakubek cruised in straight sets at no. 2 singles for her second win of the day. 

Sophomore Tatiana Klacko (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at no. 3 singles while Kelly won at no. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-2, for her second victory of the day.

At no. 5 singles, sophomore Lindsay Roberto (Princeton, N.J./Notre Dame) earned a 6-1, 6-1 win while sophomore Kristen Denniston (Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack) notched a 6-0, 6-1 win at the no. 6 flight.

Scranton will visit Drew on Wednesday for a Landmark Conference match starting at 3:30 p.m. in Madison, N.J.

--ROYALS--