Radford Tops UNC Asheville, 7-0
Radford 7, UNC Asheville 0
Radford capped off its most successful regular-season in school history with a 7-0 blanking of UNC Asheville in Big South women’s tennis action Saturday afternoon at the RU Tennis Courts.
The Highlanders, who have won 10 of their last 12 matches, improve to 16-6 overall and 4-4 in the Conference, while UNCA falls to 6-14 and 0-7.
For the second time in as many outings, Radford’s No. 3 doubles team of Petra Dajevic and Gemma Valls put their club one win away from the team point with an 8-0 victory. The freshmen tandem ofHannah Crawford and Meg Napolitano gave the Highlanders the early 1-0 advantage, while improving to 18-4 thanks to an 8-6 win on court two.
Radford’sMia Drobnjak and Taylor Newman were down 6-1 at the top spot before rally past Emily McNall and Christine Boissevain, 9-7, to finish off the doubles sweep.
The Highlanders carried their impressive doubles play into singles, winning all six matches, including four in straight sets.
In addition to Newman’s second straight 6-0, 6-0 win on court five, Radford also got singles victories from Dajevic (6-3, 6-2), Crawford (6-3, 3-6, 10-5), Drobnjak (6-0, 6-1) and Valls (6-4, 6-0). Napolitano’s team-leading 19th win of the spring came by way of default at the No. 6 spot.
The Highlanders will enjoy a 12-day break before traveling to Asheville, N.C., for the 2012 Big South Tennis Championships.
UNC Asheville will host Presbyterian on April 12 at 2:00pm.