Humacao, Puerto Rico – The Geneseo women’s tennis team (10-1) opened its spring season with a 9-0 win over Division II Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. The Knights won all nine matches, including five straight-set singles victories.
Sophomore Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (Mount Vernon/The Ursuline School) remained unbeaten on the season, posting a straight-set win at fifth singles and teaming with sophomore Minxuan Yuan (Flushing/Benjamin Cardozo) to win at third doubles. Abdus-Salaam is now 13-0 on the season (9-0 in singles and 4-0 in doubles).
First year Marylen Santos (Jamaica/St. Francis Prep) and senior Katie Talbot (Endwell/Maine-Endwell) raised their first doubles record to 10-1. Santos swept her first singles opponent and Talbot won in a second singles bout that was decided by a 14-12 third set.
Sophomore Amanda Rosati (Albany/Academy of the Holy Names) and senior Sarah Shields (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris) stayed perfect at second doubles, winning 8-5 to up their season mark to 6-0. Both were straight-set singles winners as well, with Rosati winning at third singles and Shields posting a victory at fourth singles.
The Knights continue their spring break trip, facing Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Tuesday morning.
1: Marylen Santos/Katie Talbot (GEN) beat Nicole Rofich/Coralys Colon (PR) 8-3
2: Amanda Rosati/Sarah Shields (GEN) beat Andrea Rivera/Nicole Rivera (PR) 8-5
3: Minxuan Yuan/Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (GEN) beat Marah Colon/Christine Raymond (PR) 8-3
1: Mare Santos (GEN) beat Nicole Rofich (PR) 6-3, 6-1
2: Katie Talbot (GEN) beat Coralys Colon (PR) 6-3, 3-6, 14-12
3: Amanda Rosati (GEN) beat Christine Raymond (PR) 6-0, 6-2
4: Sarah Shields (GEN) beat Nicole Rivera (PR) 6-0, 6-2
5: Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam (GEN) beat Andrea Rivera (PR) 6-0, 6-0
6: Minxuan Yuan (GEN) beat Marah Colon (PR) 6-2, 6-3