LOCKPORT, Ill. --- No fewer than four players posted perfect days as the University of St. Francis women's tennis team came away with a near-perfect sweep of its triangular with Purdue University Calumet and St. Ambrose University on Saturday at the Challenge Fitness Tennis Courts. USF handed Purdue Calumet an 8-1 setback in the morning before blanking St. Ambrose, 9-0, in the afternoon. | PUC Results | SAU Results
Seniors Leah Fuessel (Mokena, Ill./ Lincoln-Way East) and Anne-Christine Tompkins (New Lenox, Ill./ Lincoln-Way Central) and sophomores Danielle Hoffman (Tinley Park, Ill./ Andrew) and Ewelina Szwed (Romeoville, Ill./ Romeoville) each won a pair of matches in both singles and doubles play to finish up 4-0 on the day. Senior Princess Clemente (Tinley Park, Ill./ Andrew) added another three wins with senior Devan Trueba (Chicago, Ill./ Marist) and sophomore Ashley Golda (Manhattan, Ill./ Lincoln-Way Central) collecting a pair of wins each.
In the first match, Purdue Calumet's lone victory came in the No. 1 singles spot after the Saints opened with 8-6, 8-3 and 8-5 victories in doubles play. USF won each of its other five singles matches in the minimum two sets.
Head coach Ralph Kwilosz's club was even more dominating in the nightcap dropping only seven games in doubles play and 15 games total in its six singles matches. In five of the latter matches, visiting St. Ambrose managed to win no more than three games.
Clemente and Tompkins teamed up for two of the doubles wins at No. 1 with Tompkins' other two victories coming at No. 3 singles. Clemente added her other win at No. 1 singles against St. Ambrose's Heather Matejka.
Hoffman and Fuessel produced two wins at No. 2 doubles and two more victories at No. 2 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
Szwed and Trueba finished off the sweep of the doubles competition with their pair of wins at No. 3 before Szwed added her other two wins at No. 5 singles.
Golda ended each match with her two victories at No. 6 singles.
The Saints (2-1) travel to Illinois Wesleyan University on Wednesday.