Flushing, N.Y. - The NYIT women's tennis program clinched their fifth consecutive East Coast Conference Championship Saturday afternoon with a 5-0 sweep of Queens College. The win improves the Bears record in ECC finals to 5-1 with a flawless 12-0 record for the 2016 season.
The Blue and Gold wasted no time earning three straight points as all flights took victories in doubles action. The top pair captured an 8-1 decision over Angelika Sobiecka and Emy Alplund as Melanie Benyadi and Lena Dimmer shutout their opponents at second doubles. Rounding out the three points was the pair of Antonella Lopez and Paulina Velasquez who earned an 8-4 win at the third spot.
Only needing two points to take the victory, the match became a race against time. First to finish was Benyadi who topped Alplund 6-2, 6-1 to make it 4-0. While all flights had started their second sets, it was Velasquez who received the next point for her 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles to clinch the match and therefore the title.
This is the sixth appearance for the Bears in the championship match and fifth time facing Queens College. The team will return to action in the 2017 season.
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