CLINTON –  Ashford closed the home portion of its women’s tennis season with a 9-0 win over Monmouth on Sunday on Senior Day. The win came a day after Coe ended the Saints’ four-match winning streak Saturday.

Sunday’s win gave Ashford a 12-4 record on the year, including a 4-0 record in dual matches held at the Ashford Indoor Tennis Center. Monmouth fell to 6-15.

In doubles play, the Saints picked up 24 out of 25 points in the three matches. The No. 1 tandem of Ursula Alvarado and Rachel Gantz earned an 8-1 win over Katherine Hinman and Annaliese McDermott. At No. 2, Adriana Obando and Carolina Monterrubio won 8-0, as did the No. 3 pairing of Camanche’s Jalyn Deering and Sara Vach.

Alvarado won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Monterrubio was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 3 and Deering picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 4 spot. Gantz won by default at No. 6.

Playing in their final home match, seniors Obando and Vach turned in dominant singles performances. Obando of Colombia picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2, while Vach, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, coasted to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5.

Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Coe was Ashford’s first defeat since March 11, against George Mason. 

Deering was a double winner for the Saints.

In doubles, she and Vach beat Diannah Watson and Tamara Washington 8-2. In singles, Deering beat Sarah Lasecki 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5. Monterrubio battled back from a set down to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 4, but the Saints were unable to close the gap any further.

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