SAVANNAH, Ga. - The top-ranked and defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team picked up a pair of 9-0 Peach Belt Conference wins on Sunday, downing conference newcomer Young Harris and UNC Pembroke at Bacon Park to remain unbeaten on the season.
The Pirates moved to 9-0 and 7-0 in the league with the two wins against league foes.
Armstrong took three quick doubles matches against Young Harris (6-3, 1-2 PBC) in the day's first match for the Pirates. Top-ranked Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova blanked Charlotte Dawson and Jane Plevako, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles, while No. 6-ranked Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa downed Carolina Hernandez and Charlotte Moreau, 8-1, at No. 2 doubles. Clara Perez and Natasa Vukovic beat Diana DiMarco and Lina Parra Pava, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles.
No. 8-ranked Filipovski paced the Pirates in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over No. 24-ranked Plevako at No. 1 singles, while No. 14-ranked Hacke defeated Dawson, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. No. 33-ranked Perez beat Moreau, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 3 singles and No. 13-ranked Kalodzitsa downed DiMarco, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4 singles.
Jessica Gardefjord notched a 6-2, 6-0 win over Hernandez at No. 5 singles and Vukovic finished off the sweep with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stormy Dvorak at No. 6 singles.
The Pirates hosted UNC Pembroke in the afternoon and made quick work of the Braves (3-3, 1-3 PBC) by giving up just nine games overall in the match.
Filipovski and Krtickova beat Hannah Herlocker and Mia Winterbottom, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles while Hacke and Kalodzitsa blanked Shelby Bickel and Leigh-Anne McAfee, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Perez and Vukovic blanked Madeline DiNunzio and Allison Johnson, 8-0, at No. 3 doubles.
No. 2-ranked Kritckova led the singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Winterbottom at No. 1 singles. Hacke defeated McAfee, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 singles and Perez beat Herlocker, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. Kalodzitsa blanked Bickel, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4 singles and Vukovic knocked off Monica Espitia, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 5 singles. Gardefjord defeated DiNunzio, 6-0, 6-2, to finish off the sweep.
Armstrong returns to action on Wednesday, March 6, hosting Lewis University in a 1:00 p.m. non-conference contest at Bacon Park.