Monday, April 22, 2013
Smith Tennis Ends Season with Double Header
Smith hosted two Rhode Island schools on Saturday, April 20. Salve Regina and Roger Williams graced the Smith courts in a full day of double header tennis. Salve defeated Smith 6-3 and Roger Williams took the second match 8-1 but both matches were filled with exciting tennis and excellent individual performances. Captain Jordan Dubin led the field with three wins for the day. Jordan paired up with Tessy Lopez in the first match to bring in the number one doubles win against Salve Regina. Jordan went on to win the number one singles match in a decisively played match against Kasey Walther 7-5, 6-1. She was joined in wins by Jinan Martiuk, who brought in a win for the Pioneers at number 6 singles. Coach Christine Davis commented that "Jinan hustles and thinks on the court using every bit of tennis talent she owns. She is fun to watch compete".
No excuses were made as the team headed out to play as many as four individual matches in the day. Jordan started strong and impressed all on the bleachers with her top level DIII tennis play in the match against Roger Williams' number one player, Tracy Klein. Jordan won 6-0, 6-4 in a decisive well-executed game. Davis was very pleased with Jordan's performance of the day and commented that "she played with determination and poise". Jordan Dubin was selected as this week's Smith Athlete of the Week. Congratulations to Jordan.