The Minnesota women's tennis team won all six singles matches and got the doubles point to go on to defeat Syracuse, 7-0, Saturday in Maryland. The Gophers are now 4-0 all-time against Syracuse.
Sophomore Michaela Havelkova teamed with freshman Valerie Vladea to defeat Michelle Neveklovska and Zuzanna Borucka 8-4, at the No. 1 doubles position. Sophomore Amy Thomas and freshman Brandi Watts defeated Katie Thompson and Zani Suttle at No. 3, 9-7.
On the singles side, four out of the six matches were won in two straight sets. The Gophers now improve to 5-3 overall, 0-2 in the Big Ten.
Minnesota will play at Maryland on Sunday, 12 p.m. CST.
Gophers 7, Syracuse 0
Singles No. 1: Valerie Vladea def. Michelle Neveklovska 6-1, 6-7, 6-1 No. 2: Amy Thomas def. Zuzanna Borucka 6-2, 6-0 No. 3: Michaela Havelkova def. Masha Kabanova 7-6, 6-0 No. 4: Tammy Wang def. Shervin Saedinia 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 No. 5: Jennifer Howard def. Katie Thompson 7-5, 7-5 No. 6: Brandi Watts def. Zani Suttle 6-3, 6-3
Doubles No. 1: Havelkova/Vladea def. Neveklovska/Borucka 8-4 No. 2: Wang/Rose lost to Saedinia/Kabanova 8-5 No. 3: Thomas/Watts def. Thompson/Suttle 9-7