NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak and opened its spring break trip in style, as the Lions swept Southern Mississippi, 6-0 in Boca Raton, Fla., Thursday. Columbia swept the doubles point and five of the six singles matches en route to the win, with one match called before completion due to weather.
Singles saw five Lions win in straight sets. Alecsiu had the strongest win of the day, beating Oskin at No.3, 6-1, 6-0. Leung followed that with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Williams at No.4, while Sanon beat Lanier, 6-3, 6-0 in the No.2 spot. Bartnik had a win in the top spot over Alexus Coats, 6-4, 7-5, while Kovacevic defeated Bradley at No.5, 7-5, 6-2. First-year Amy Li
was up a set over Frances Askew at No.6, 7-5, 2-3, when their match was called due to rain.
Columbia improved to 6-3 with the win. Up next for the Lions is a match against Florida International, Sunday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
Columbia 6, Southern Miss 0
6. Amy Li
(COL) vs. Frances Askew (SM) 7-5, 2-3, unfinished