AKRON, Ohio – The Zips won their 14th straight match and improved to 15-2 on the season with a 7-0 sweep of Binghamton on Sunday morning at LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
Binghamton drops to 4-10 on the year with the loss.
"Great way to finish up before the conference season starts next week. Everyone played pretty well and I feel that we are rested and ready to go get MAC play started," said head coach Brandon Padgett.
Akron won all three doubles matches with victories from junior Carli Knezevich (Austin, Texas)/senior Karolina Maksimova (Mogilev, Belarus), junior Ariadna Blinova (Riga, Latvia)/junior Sophia Geier (Burgebrach, Germany) and sophomore Luisa Echeverry (Cali, Colombia)/junior Waverly Wituski (Springboro, Ohio).
Knezevich/Maksimova improved to 11-1 in doubles action this spring with a 6-0 victory over Binghamton's Annie DiMuro/Samara Eisenberg. Blinova/Geier registered a 6-2 win at the second doubles spot and Echeverry/Wituski topped the Bearcats' Rebecca Dellaway/Allison Roma, 6-1.
Geier notched her 13th straight win in singles play with a straight-set (6-0, 6-4) victory over DiMuro.
At the No. 2 singles spot, Blinova took a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Eisenberg.
Freshman Rita Pedroso (Porto, Portugal) notched a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dellaway in No. 3 singles action for the Zips.
Echeverry and Knezevich also picked up singles wins for Akron at the Nos. 4 and 5 singles spot, respectively. Echeverry toppled Olga Ostrovetsky, 6-2, 6-4 and Knezevich recorded a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Binghamton's Paulina Tafler.
At the No. 6 singles spot, sophomore Carla Flores (Coahuila, Mexico) swept Roma, 6-0, 6-0.
The Zips will open Mid-American Conference play on Friday, March 24, with a 1 p.m. match at Toledo.
AKRON 7, BINGHAMTON 0
LaTuchie Tennis Center
March 19, 2017
1. Sophia Geier (UA) def. Annie DiMuro, 6-0, 6-4
2. Ariadna Blinova (UA) def. Samara Eisenberg, 6-2, 6-1
3. Rita Pedroso (UA) def. Rebecca Dellaway, 6-2, 6-3
4. Luisa Echeverry (UA) def. Olga Ostrovetsky, 6-2, 6-4
5. Carli Knezevich (UA) def. Paulina Tafler, 6-3, 6-2
6. Carla Flores (UA) def. Allison Roma, 6-0, 6-0
Exhibition: Waverly Wituski (UA) def. Maya Haykal, 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish:
Doubles— 3, 1, 2
Singles— 6, 3, 5, 2, 1, 4