ELKTON, Md. – The unusually cold April temperatures aren’t cooling off the red-hot University of Delaware women’s tennis team.

On a day that the Blue Hens celebrate their two seniors, Arielle Shuren and Amanda Studnicki, Delaware battled its way past conference foe and long-time rival Drexel, 5-2, at Elkton Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

“Conference matches are always tough and today was no different with it being a hard fought match on both sides,” head coach Laura Travis said. “I’m really proud of the way we competed all afternoon to give us a chance to come away with the victory. We’re really looking forward to getting outside for our next conference match.”

Studnicki got her senior day started by teaming up with Sarah Hall and picking up a 6-2 win at the #2 doubles spot. Brooke Pilkington and Sara Komer clinched the doubles point for the Blue Hens with a 6-4 at the top spot in the doubles lineup.

Komer and Pilkington carried that momentum to the singles courts with back-to-back straight set singles victories to give Delaware a 3-0 lead.

Drexel got one back, but junior Annie Jaskulski sealed the match with a thrilling 7-6 (7), 7-5 win at the fourth singles spot.

Freshman Sarah Whited rounded out the singles wins for the Blue Hens with a 6-3, 7-5 win at the sixth spot.

The Blue Hens are back in action on Wednesday, April 11 to face their third straight CAA opponent, this time a road trip to Towson. First serve is set for 3 p.m.

Delaware 5, Drexel 2

Doubles

  1. Pilkington/Komer (UD) def. Bunch/Benhadi (DU), 6-4
  2. Studnicki/Hall (UD) def. Rodriguez Cruz/Ziouti (DU), 6-2
  3. Fuentes/Providence (DU) def. Shuren/Whited (UD), 6-4

Singles

  1. Brooke Pilkington (UD) def. Kendra Bunch (DU), 6-1, 7-6
  2. Sara Komer (UD) def. Ghita Benhadi (DU), 6-3, 6-1
  3. Salma Ziouti (DU) def. Amanda Studnicki (UD), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  4. Annie Jaskulski (UD) def. Clary Rodriguez Cruz (DU), 7-6 (7), 7-5
  5. Mya Fuentes (DU) def. Sarah Hall (UD), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
  6. Sarah Whited (UD) def. Ryshena Providence (DU), 6-3, 7-5