WEST HAVEN, Conn. - - The No. 31 Wilmington University Wildcats dished out a bagel against New Haven on Sunday, blanking the NE10 opponent, 7-0, in nonconference action at the New Haven Tennis Courts.
The Wildcats (13-2) took all three doubles matches, earning the first point of the match. The Wildcats then swept the Chargers in the singles matches as well, with only one of the matches needing to go to a third set superset.
Neus Ramos Moreno and Jess Purdy got the Wildcats off on the right foot, winning at No. 1 doubles, 6-1. Larize Nel and Fenna Swaan stayed red hot at No. 2 doubles and quickly gave the Wildcats the doubles point with a 6-2 win. Marley Trifunovic and Valentina Ivankovic completed the sweep, going into a tiebreaker to get it. They won 7-6 (7-4) prior to moving to the singles matches.
Valentina Ivankovic carried her momentum into the singles matches, being the first to finish while winning at No. 3, 6-2 and 6-1. Marley Trifunovic also carried the momentum of the third set tiebreaker into the singles, winning 6-2 and 6-0 to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead.
Neus Ramos Moreno gave the Wildcats the match with her win at No. 2 singles, winning 6-0 and 6-3 to put the Wildcats ahead, 4-0. Jess Purdy finished shortly after at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2 and 6-4, for her fourth win at No. 1 singles this season. Fenna Swaan earned her third singles win of the year and second at No. 6 singles, winning 6-4 and 6-4, to keep the shutout alive.
Begona Gomar is making a habit out of coming back from a set down, winning at No. 4 singles after dropping the first set, 6-3. She fought back and won the second set, 6-3, and then won the third set super set with the match already decided, 10-8.
The Wildcats look to make it a 2-0 weekend on Sunday as they head to another NE10 foe. They will play at Adelphi starting at 12:00 p.m.