WINCHESTER, Mass.-- Five individuals each posted wins in both singles and doubles play to lead Suffolk to an 8-1 non-league college women’s tennis dual-match victory over Regis Thursday evening in the season opener for both teams played at the Winchester Tennis Club.
Senior Laila Bdour (Oneida, N.Y.), junior Kellie Sturma (Newman, Ga.), sophomores Kaitlynn Cates (Middlebury, Conn.) and Catarina Rosa (Fall River, Mass.) as well as freshman Alex Hernandez (Newton, Mass.) each posted a pair of victories in the triumph for the host Rams (1-0), who dropped only three games in their five singles wins combined. Cates teamed up with senior Jen Nelson (Newburyport, Mass.) for an 8-6 victory at number one doubles, while the tandems of Hernandez/Sturma and Rosa/Bdour each notched 8-0 triumphs at the number two and three doubles spots, respectively.
Senior Jevon Biffinger (Avon, Conn.) netted the lone point of the evening for the visiting Pride (0-1), as she posted a straight-set win over Nelson at number one singles.
Suffolk will be idle until next Saturday, September 15th when the Rams entertain Pine Manor in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference dual-match on the courts at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, Mass. beginning at 5:00 p.m., while Regis hosts Colby-Sawyer in a Commonwealth Coast Conference dual-match on Sunday afternoon in Weston, Mass. beginning at 1:00 p.m.
#1 Jevon Biffinger (REG) def. Jen Nelson (SUF) 6-3, 6-2
#2 Kellie Sturma (SUF) def. Chanice Darlington (REG) 6-0, 6-1
#3 Alex Hernandez (SUF) def. Ka-Leen Hardison (REG) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Kaitlynn Cates (SUF) def. Francine Labissiere (REG) 6-0, 6-0
#5 Laila Bdour (SUF) def. Prima Lai (REG) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Catarina Rosa (SUF) def. Li Feng Zheng (REG) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Nelson/Cates (SUF) def. Biffinger/Hardison (REG) 8-6
#2 Hernandez/Sturma (SUF) def. Darlington/Labissiere (REG) 8-0
#3 Rosa/Bdour (SUF) def. Lai/Zheng (REG) 8-0
Records Suffolk 1-0