Just as its men's counterparts did earlier in the day, St. Bonaventure's women's tennis team beat Atlantic 10 Conference rival La Salle University 7-0 on Saturday at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center.
The Bonnies took the doubles point as the two Bona teams in action dropped only two games. Junior Mara Martinez-Santori and sophomore Gabrielle Bowe won 6-2 at first doubles, while junior Lauren Doversola and senior Mariam Skhirtladze did not drop a point in winning 6-0. La Salle did not field a third doubles team and thus defaulted that match.
In singles action, the Bonnies took the first four singles matches in straight sets. Martinez-Santori set the tone in at first singles as she won 6-3, 6-2.
St. Bonaventure completed the regular season 5-14. The Bonnies will head to Cincinnati, Ohio, this coming week for the Atlantic 10 Championships. The championship schedule will be announced Monday.
1. Martinez-Santori (SBU) def. Santarelli (LS) 6-3, 6-2
2. Bowe (SBU) def. Smith (LS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Skhirtladze (SBU) def. Anderson (LS) 6-0, 6-0
4. Mortier (SBU) def. Wetzel (LS) 6-1, 6-0
5. Doversola (SBU) def. Johnson (LS) 8-1
6. Chin (SBU) won by default
1. Martinez-Santori/Bowe (SBU) def. Santerelli/Smith (LS) 6-2
2. Skhirtladze/Doversola (SBU) def. Wetzel/Anderson (LS) 6-0
3. SBU won by default