Two newcomers helped St. Thomas score an 8-1 victory over Minnesota State Mankato in a fall outdoor tennis match Saturday in St. Paul.
Catherine Lindsay and Sarah Benoy made their college debut with win in doubles and singles. Taylor and Paige McLeod and Caitlin Bakke also went 2-0 on the match for the Tommies.
Four other UST freshmen won exhibition matches against Mankato: Maheen Jamshidpour (Bothell, Wash.); Katie O'Connor (West De Pere, Wis.); Chole Asuncion (Eagan, Minn.;) and Laney Eggers (DePere, Wis.).
St. Thomas 8, MSU Mankato 1
No. 1: Taylor McLeod/ Paige McLeod UST def. Erin Streeter/ Kylie DeWees, 8-0
No. 2: Jenna Zimmerman/Catlin Bakke UST def. Camila Ojeda/Killian Doran, 8-3
No. 3: Catherine Lindsay/Sarah Benoy UST def. Vaerie Bresnahami/Pau Bejarano, 8-6
No. 1: Streeter Mankato def. Zimmerman, 2-6, 6-0, 15-13
No. 2: Bakke UST def. DeWees, 6-3, 6-3
No. 3: T. McLeod UST def Doran, 6-3, 6-1
No. 4: P. McLeod UST def Ojeda, 6-1, 6-1
No. 5: Benoy UST def Nina Riesselman, 6-0, 6-3
No. 6: Lindsay UST def Bresnahami, 6-3, 6-0