By Nick Zelano–
On Saturday afternoon of Jan. 26, the U of L women’s tennis team finished up the second match of their doubleheader against Miami of Ohio, winning 7-0. They swept all three of the doubles matches giving them their first point along with winning all six of the single point matches.
Seniors Mandy Brown and Stephanie Villajaun led the way for the doubles teams, winning their match 8-2. Miami’s closest doubles match of the day was with junior Julia Fellerhoff and sophomore Manuela Velasquez from Louisville, defeating Miami’s No. 1 doubles team, Christine Guerrazzi and Nimisha Mohan, with a score of 9-7.
Standouts from the singles match were Julia Fellerhoff, who beat Miami’s Nimisha Mohan in the No.1 single match in two sets with a score of 6-3 and 6-4. Stephanie Villajuan came back in her singles match after losing the first set, 5-7, to win the next two sets, 6-4 and 10-6, to seal the clean sweep of Miami of Ohio.
Earlier in the day, the women’s team faced Southern Illinois University. The Cardinals claimed victory with a score of 6-1. Starting off hot, the doubles teams swept all three matches to seal the point right off the bat. The doubles sweep included an upset victory in the No. 1 doubles match where Manuela Velasquez and Julia Fellerhoff upset the No. 36 ranked team, Melanie Delsart and Anastacia Simons, with a score of 8-3. This win started the Cardinals off on the right foot and that momentum was carried into the singles matches where the Cards won five of the six matches, including matches No. 1-4.
This capped off a great day for the women’s tennis team as they went 13-1 overall and proved real authority against top quality opponents. The women’s tennis team is next in action on Friday, Feb. 1 at Virginia Tech University at 3 p.m.
Photo:Austin Lassell/The Louisville Cardinal