The women's tennis team resumed their season this morning, beginning the spring portion of their schedule in Orlando, Florida with an 8-1 win over Stevens (NJ). Sophomore Monica Vieth won first singles, 6-3, 6-4 and teamed with classmate Julia Passik to win first doubles, 8-5. First year Sarah Shields remained unbeaten on the season at 28-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win at sixth singles and an 8-4 victory at third doubles with sophomore Katie Gayvert. Passik won third singles by a score of 6-1, 6-3, Gayvert captured fifth singles, 6-1, 6-3, senior Anna Lehet won at fourth singles, 6-0, 3-6 (10-5 tiebreak) and the second doubles tandem of Lauren Johnson and Melissa Baker won at second doubles, 8-2. Geneseo is 11-0 in dual matches this season and continues the spring trip with a match vs. Nichols (MA) on Wednesday.
The women's softball team dropped a pair of games today at the Dot Richardson tournament in Clermont, Florida. In the opener, Geneseo took NCAA Division III #1-ranked Messiah (Pa.) College to the wire in a 3-2 loss. Messiah scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings to take a 3-0 lead. In the sixth, sophomore KK Schaus opened with a single, first year Jessica Steubing bounced into a fielder's choice and senior Katie Holm belted a two-run homer, her first of the season, to make the 3-2 final. Junior Janine Montera started in the circle, allowing five hits, two runs and one walk with seven strikeouts in four innings. Sophomore Mary Bostwick gave up one hit, one unearned run with two strikeouts in three innings of relief. In the second game, Ithaca bounced the Blue Knights in six innings, 8-0. First year Lexi Williams got the lone hit in the game for Geneseo and Bostwick allowed seven hits and four earned runs in going the distance. Geneseo is 2-4 on the season and takes on Keene State and UMass-Boston on Thursday.