Elon Women’s Tennis Sweeps Longwood, 7-0, Behind Strong Team Effort

ELON, N.C. – Elon University women’s tennis swept Longwood, 7-0, on Saturday, Feb. 15, behind a strong team effort.

Following today’s matches, the Phoenix moved to 6-4 overall this season and 5-1 at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Nicole Shiau led the way for the Phoenix, defeating Longwood’s Wilm in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, to earn Elon its first singles point. Shiau also combined with Uma Nayar to take down the tandem of Marija Venta and Emma Nurgazieva, 6-4, in doubles play.

Victoria Saldh also had a strong day for the Phoenix, combining with Sofia Edo to defeat Longwood’s Crystal Nzewi and Wilm, 6-1. Saldh continued her solid performance by beating the Lancer’s Maria Saez 6-2, 6-2.

Also in singles, Shauna Galvin and Kiana Rizzolo each took home wins after defeating Nzewi and Venta respectively. Galvin was dominant, earning a 6-0, 6-1 win, while Rizzolo battled and outlasted Venta 6-4, 6-4. Alex Koniaev and Olivia Archer rounded out the singles wins for Elon.

Rounding out doubles play, Archer and Koniaev outlasted Almiron and Saez 6-4 to secure the doubles point for the Phoenix.


1. Alex Koniaev (EU) def. Yulia Almiron (LU) // 7(7)-6(3), 6-2
2. Victoria Saldh (EU) def. Maria Saez (LU) // 6-2, 6-2
3. Olivia Archer (EU) def. Emma Nurgazieva (LU) // 6-0, 7-5
4. Kiana Rizzolo (EU) def. Marija Venta (LU) // 6-4, 6-4
5. Shauna Galvin (EU) def. Crystal Nzewi (LU) // 6-0, 6-1
6. Nicole Shiau (EU) def. Wilm (LU) // 6-0, 6-0

1. Koniav/Archer (EU) def Almiron/Saez (LU) // 6-4
2. Saldh/Edo (EU) def. Nzewi/Wilm (LU) // 6-1
3. Nayar/Shiau (EU) def. Venta/Nurgazieva (LU) // 6-4

Order of finish
Singles // 6, 5, 2, 3, 4, 1
Doubles // 2, 1, 3

Elon will be back in action on Sunday, Feb. 16, to take on Davidson in Davidson, N.C. That match is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.