The offense kept rolling for the Elon University baseball team as the Phoenix swept a doubleheader with Hofstra University Saturday afternoon at Latham Park, winning 14-8 and 7-2. “I thought offensively we just carried over what we did at High Point [University] and with UNCG,” said Elon head coach Mike Kennedy.
The Elon University women’s tennis team shut out both North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University to extend its winning streak to three games Saturday. “Today was a great opportunity to get in a lot of matches and focus in a little bit more, especially on our doubles strategy,” said Elon head coach Elizabeth Anderson.
The Elon University men’s tennis team won the doubles point but couldn’t hold on to the lead as No. 28 Old Dominion University snapped the Phoenix’ five-game win streak Saturday at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “I told our team we have to get a little bit tougher,” said Elon coach Michael Leonard, “I think we had to go through some of this to kind of get ourselves where we need to be in a month or so.” Juniors Chris Humphreys and Petar Tomic lived up to their billing as CAA Doubles Team of the Week, delivering a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles — their fourth win in a row.
The Elon University baseball team’s four-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-2 loss to Bowling Green at Latham Park on March 4. Senior infielder Tyler McVicar hit his first home run of the season to give Elon (4-6) an early 1-0 lead at the bottom of the third inning.
In her freshman season for the Elon University women’s tennis team, Erica Braschi went 13-4 in singles out of the No. 3 and 4 slots, one of many bright spots in a strong season for the Phoenix. Amid injuries and a schedule that has featured six ranked opponents, the Phoenix have failed to channel last season’s success, sporting a 2-8 record. Along the way Braschi has moved up to the No. 2 singles slot.
After rallying to secure the doubles point, the young Elon University men’s 5ennis team split the singles to earn to a 4-3 win over Brown University Friday afternoon at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. “It’s nice just to get a good, tough match outdoors in because we haven’t had one,” said head coach Michael Leonard, “That was something we really needed.” The Phoenix (5-3) trailed in doubles after losing 6-0 at No. 2, but freshmen Mario Paccini and Salvador Mijares rallied to win No. 1 doubles on a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-5). After trailing 5-1, juniors Petar Tomic and Chris Humphreys rallied to take a 7-6 (8-6) victory at No. 3 and clinch the doubles point for Elon. Mijares gave the Phoenix a 2-0 lead at the start of singles play, winning No. 4 in straight sets 6-2, 6-0.
The Elon University women’s tennis team couldn’t get enough wins in the singles, falling to Florida Gulf Coast University 4-3 Friday afternoon. “We’re making some strides," said head coach Elizabeth Anderson. "We’ve played a really tough schedule, so that makes it a little more challenging, but I think it will pay off for us in the long run." Elon dropped the doubles point, but freshman Suzanne Zenoni got the Phoenix on the board with her win over sophomore Julianna Curtis in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
The Elon University women’s basketball team rode a strong first quarter to its third straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) win, a 80-58 victory over Towson University Friday night. Coming off her game winning shot against Delaware, sophomore guard Shay Burnett had a game-high 19 points, six rebounds and six assists.