Women's tennis team suffers 9-0 defeat to Vaughn College Wednesday evening in conference play

Women's tennis team suffers 9-0 defeat to Vaughn College Wednesday evening in conference play

The Berkeley College women's tennis team dropped a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match on Wednesday evening, falling to the Warriors of Vaughn College by a score of 9-0 in a contest that took place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. With the loss, the Knights fell to 0-3 overall on the 2018 season, and 0-2 in conference action. The Warriors improved to 2-4 overall, and 2-1 in HVIAC play.

Vaughn College took a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles play, winning all three doubles flights. At No. 1, it was Christina DeLuca and Grace Davis scoring a 3-0 (match retired) victory over Berkeley's Zahra Sajid and Hezou Tchendi. The flight finalized early when Tchendi suffered an injury. The Warriors' Cheres Castaneda and Emely Castillo recorded an 8-1 win over the Knights' Hershebed Dorcil and Josolin Fults at No. 2, and Vaughn captured the No. 3 flight by default.

When play switched over to singles, the Warriors won all six flights to account for the 9-0 victory. DeLuca down Dorcil 10-0 at No. 1 singles, and it was Davis silencing Sajid 10-0 at No. 2. No. 4 singles featured Castillo turning back Fults 10-1, and the Warriors won the No's 2, 5, and 6 flights by default.

Berkeley College will look to bounce back Friday evening, as the Knights will take on the Blue Angels of the College of New Rochelle in another Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match. The contest will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Start-time is scheduled for 8:00pm.