BLACKSBURG, Va. – Saint Joseph's junior Amanda Nava ended her run at the 2019 ITA Atlantic Regional Women's Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon.
In the singles consolation draw, Nava fell to Olivia Rohrbacher of Penn State, 6-2, 6-3, in a match that was moved indoors due to inclement weather in the Blacksburg area.
"Rohrbacher is a powerful lefty with a big serve that was aided by the fast indoor conditions, making it difficult for Amanda to establish control of a point," head coach Ian Crookenden said. "Holding her serve comfortably allowed Amanda's opponent to go for big returns on Amanda's service games, several of which she lost at deuce. It was a match that had little drama or energy from both sides of the net."
Nava qualified directly to the main draw, falling to Gabriela Davidescu of VCU in three sets on Saturday. Freshmen Anna Kirk and Stow Weiss earned a place in the doubles draw and got their first taste of regional play on Friday.
The Hawks are now idle until the end of January, when they kick off their spring semester slate against Siena on Friday, January 31.