Carnall Logs 70th Career Singles Win as Blue Hens Take Care of George Mason 6-1
April 10, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- Junior women's tennis player Samantha Carnall (at right) recorded her 70th career win on Sunday afternoon, helping the University of Delaware defeat Colonial Athletic Association foe George Mason 6-1 at the Delaware Field House Tennis Courts.
The Blue Hens notched their ninth win to move to 9-4 (3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) on the season and defeated Mason for the 14th straight time, improving to 14-4 in the series.
Delaware swept the doubles action as Megan Doran and Carnall extended their school record for doubles wins with an 8-4 victory over Kiersten Pappas and Lindsay Gray in the first flight. Carnall and Doran are now 41-7 as a pair all-time.
Dorothy Safron and Montse Ripoll picked up an 8-6 victory in the second flight, defeating Ashley Delaney and Yasmin Fotovat, and Ivana Petrich and Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom notched an 8-5 third-flight win over Alison Wingo and Brooke Blackwell.
Delaware picked up five points in singles action, including Carnall’s 70th career win. She is now in sole possession of third place all-time at Delaware after defeating Wingo 6-3, 6-2. She needs just three wins to catch Petrich, who is tied for second on the all-time UD list with current Delaware head coach Laura Travis.
Carnall will look to continue the climb to the top, as will Petrich, who needs just one win to tie the all-time record of 74. Both Hens will have a chance on April 12 when they head to Emmitsburg, Md. to face Mount St. Mary’s at noon.
Doran won the first set 6-2 before Pappas stepped down in the second set.
Safron also moved up the record books, collecting her 21st victory as a freshman. Safron’s win came 6-3, 6-2 over Gray in the second flight. Safron is now just six wins shy of tying teammate Amanda Halstrom, who logged 27 wins as a rookie last season.
Fellow freshman Olivia Heim also picked up a win in the fifth flight, going the distance but eventually getting the win. She defeated Blackwell 6-7 (7), 6-3, 10-7. Montse Ripoll rounded out the day with a clean sweep of Ekaterina Desiatnikove by scores of 6-0, 6-0 in the sixth flight.
Delaware def. George Mason, 6-1
1. Megan Doran (UD) def. Kiersten Pappas (GMU) 6-2, retired
2. Dorothy Safron (UD) def. Lindsay Gray (GMU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Samantha Carnall (UD) def. Alison Wingo (GMU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Ashley Delaney (GMU) def. Ivana Petrich (UD) 6-2, 6-4
5. Olivia Heim (UD) def. Brooke Blackwell (GMU) 6-7 (7), 6-3, 10-7
6. Montse Ripoll (UD) def. Ekaterina Desiatnikove (GMU) 6-0, 6-0
1. Doran/Carnall (UD) def. Pappas/Gray (GMU) 8-4
2. Safron/Ripoll (UD) def. Delaney/Yasmin Fotovat (GMU) 8-6
3. Petrich/Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom (UD) def. Wingo/Blackwell (GMU) 8-5