By Michael Otero
The singles flight carried the team on Friday, Oct. 16, as they won four of their six matches and claimed a 6-3 victory over Roberts Wesleyan College. With the win, the Pioneers earned a spot in the East Coast Conference Champion- ship for the third straight year. Freshman Shanice Arthur and seniors Didi Fatchikova and Lucie Chrastecka all won in straight sets in singles play to give the Pioneers a big advantage.
After holding their own in doubles and claiming the victory, the Pioneers looked to do some damage against Daemen College one day later. In that matchup, the Pioneers were unstoppable, dominating their opponents and winning by a score of 9-0. It was the second shutout for the Pioneers this season and the second in their last three matches. They are cer- tainly on the right path heading into the ECC Tournament. They have secured the fourth seed going into the tournament and will wait to hear whom the play.