Lady Lions down Muhlenberg at home in tenth straight win

It wasn’t luck on Friday as the women’s tennis team showed a strong performance in a 7-2 win over Muhlenberg College. The Lions are now 7-0 with a 10- match win streak.

Sophomore Christina Contrafatto once again was a force as she came away with a win at first singles and also a win in first doubles with her partner, senior Jackie Gavornik. The doubles team beat Muhlenberg’s senior captain Amy Schmidt and freshman Carly Rotfeld, 9-7.

Contrafatto and Gavornik are now 12-2 together on the season and 7-0 in dual meet competition. Gavornik has an impressive singles record standing at 52-22 and doubles record at 64-22.

The Lions performance was steady throughout the night with two out of three wins in doubles action.

The Lions were strong in singles performances and claimed victories in five of their six matches with wins from Contrafatto, junior Kristen Turturiello, Gavornik, and freshmen Lindsay Katzel and Erica Ollinick.

In men’s action, the Lions had two matches starting with a loss to Trinity College on Saturday. The only win in doubles action came from sophomore Michael Klimchak and freshman Roger Mosteller who defeated seniors Jimmie Ames and Jon Hart, 9-7.

Klimchak and Mosteller each won their singles matches, 6-1, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-3, respectively. Also winning in singles was sophomore Eric Ferriere, 6-4, 6-2.

On Sunday, senior Ryan Carty did not play due to a stomach virus, but the Lions walked away with a 5-2 win over Haverford College. The Lions are now 2-1 on the season.

Klimchak moved up to the No. 1 spot and picked up a pair of wins in singles and doubles. Klimchak and Mosteller defeated freshmen Alex Buxbaum and Thomas Kinkade, 8-1. The duo now stand at 9-3.

The Lions No. 2 doubles team of junior Corey Ball and senior captain Justin Cook beat freshman Evan Stiegal and junior captain Elmar Trust 8-3.

Sophomore Eric Ferriere defeated Kinkade, 6-0, 6-4. Ball’s second win of the afternoon came when he defeated Kellan Webb, 6-1, 6-0.

With Spring Break over, the season is just beginning and both teams are showing strong and consistent performances as they enter the second half of the semester.

The Lions are back in action on the road this weekend. They will face the University of Rochester on Saturday and Hobart College on Sunday.