Women’s Tennis Improves to 2-0
September 19, 2012
Four different members of the Keuka College women’s tennis team recorded victories at both singles and doubles to spark the Storm to a convincing 8-1 win over Wells College Wednesday afternoon in the Storm’s home opener.
Senior Kara DeWitt (Syracuse, NY/Bishop Grimes), juniors Emily Knapsack (Montgomery, PA/Montgomery), and Sarah Schneider (Rushville, NY/Marcus Whitman) and freshman Heidi Van Buskirk (Auburn, NY/Auburn) each picked up wins at both singles and doubles as Keuka (2-0) swept the three doubles matches and went 5-1 in the six singles matches against Wells (1-4).
Knapsack defeated Caitlyn Copfer at first singles, dropping the first set 6-4 before storming back with 6-4 and 10-4 wins to improve to 2-0 at first singles.
DeWitt and Van Buskirk each improved to 2-0 at singles play this year, with DeWitt handing Emma Martin a 6-2, 6-1 setback at fourth singles and Van Buskirk defeating Kailin Kucewicz 6-1, 6-2 at fifth singles.
Schneider and sophomore Nikita Wilkins (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) each won their first singles matches of the season. Schneider defeated Kelly Pietruch, 6-2, 6-4 at third singles while Wilkins routed Britney DeSouza, 6-1, 6-0 at sixth singles.
In doubles action, Knapsack and freshman Hailey Roth (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima) defeated Copfer and Brittany Vanno, 8-6 at first doubles. Schneider and sophomore Danielle Delgatto (Naples, NY/Naples) handled Pietruch and Martin 8-6 at second doubles while Van Buskirk and Dewitt blanked Kucewicz and DeSouza, 8-0 at third doubles.
The Storm returns to action with a 4 p.m. non-conference clash with the University of Pitt-Bradford on Oct. 2.
1. Keuka’s Emily Knapsack/Hailey Roth def. Caitlyn Copfer/Brittany Vanno, 8-6
2. Keuka’s Danielle Delgatto/Sarah Schnieder def. Kelly Pietruch/Emma Martin, 8-6
3. Keuka’s Heidi Van Buskirk/Kara Dewitt def. Kailin Kucewicz/Britney DeSouza, 8-0
1. Keuka’s Emily Knapsack def. Copfer, 4-6,6-4,10-4
2. Wells’ Brittany Vanne def. Hailey Roth, 4-6,6-2,8-10
3. Keuka’s Sarah Schnieder def. Pietruch, 6-2,6-4
4. Keuka’s Kara DeWitt def. Martin, 6-2,6-1
5. Keuka’s Heidi Van Buskirk def. Kucewicz, 6-1,6-2
6. Keuka’s Nikita Wilkins def. DeSouza, 6-1,6-0