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Women's tennis shines in 8-1 victory
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Women's tennis shines in 8-1 victory

Senior Halee Dickinson (photo by Ron Szot)

The Fredonia women's tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 victory at D'Youville on Saturday morning.

The doubles lineup featured the experienced senior duo of Chloe Cohen (West Hempstead/West Hempstead) and Halee Dickinson (Brockport/Brockport) at No. 2, who handled their challengers 8-1.

The other two doubles victories came from sophomore, Olivia Miller (Springwater/Wayland-Cohocton) and freshman, Anna Chiacchia (Hamburg/Hamburg ) at No.1 doubles, and senior, Leanne Hofstead (Liverpool/Liverpool) and sophomore, Christine Thomas (Ransomville/Niagara Wheatfield) at third.

On the singles side, Dickinson defeated, Leah Rebman at fifth with a score of 6-0, 6-0. Another shut out victory came from sophomore Adrianna Speach (Baldwinsville/C.W. Baker) in her first collegiate match.

Miller, at first singles, defeated her opponent for a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Cohen, at second singles, and Hofstead, at fourth, also shined in their matches, with winning scores of 6-0, 6-1, and 6-2, 6-2 respectively.

Coming off of a victory in her first collegiate competition, Chiacchia used the momentum from her doubles win to soar past Dena Iadanza at third singles with a score of 6-2, 6-0.

Fredonia travels to Penn State Behrend on Sept. 7.

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