No. 7 Saint Leo Blanks Eckerd, 5-0

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Despite the threat of inclement weather, the seventh-ranked Saint Leo women's tennis team took care of business as the Lions closed out their regular season with a 5-0 victory over visiting Eckerd College on Friday afternoon.

It was a win that gave the Lions their 15th victory in the regular season and solidified their place as the no. 2 seed in the upcoming Sunshine State Conference Championships.  The match with Eckerd (2-11, 0-8 SSC) was shortened to just singles play as flights Nos. 1-5 were competed with no. 6 singles and all three doubles being passed up in the final tally.

The Lions have concluded the regular season in second place in the Sunshine State Conference and now begin to prepare for the postseason.  Their first stop on what is hopefully long tournament play begins on April 18 at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Fla.  They will face the No. 8 seed Florida Tech at 11:30 a.m.

#7 Saint Leo 5, Eckerd College 0
04/12/13 at Saint Leo, Fla. (Saint Leo Tennis Center) 

Singles competition
1. Pauline Helgesson (SLW) def. Manon Ironside (ECW) 6-0, 6-1
2. Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) def. Taylor Bullock (ECW) 6-3, 6-1
3. Maria Benkirane (SLW) def. Erika Fridrik (ECW) 6-0, 6-1
4. Emily Singleton (SLW) def. Amy Naula (ECW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Phoebe Di Leo (SLW) def. Amanda Teets (ECW) 6-0, 6-1
6. C. Hammerschmidt (ECW) vs. Caroline Ebner (SLW) no result
Doubles competition
1. Erika Fridrik/Amy Naula (ECW) vs. Pauline Helgesson/Maria Benkirane (SLW) no result
2. Amanda Teets/Taylor Bullock (ECW) vs. Adrianna Daszkiewicz/Phoebe Di Leo (SLW) no result
3. Manon Ironside/C. Hammerschmidt (ECW) vs. Emily Singleton/Caroline Ebner (SLW) no result
Match Notes
Eckerd College 2-11, 0-8 SSC
Saint Leo 15-4, 7-1 SSC; National ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (4,3,2,1,5)