Ogilvy helps blank pair of foes, Saint Michael's women's tennis downs Assumption
COLCHESTER, Vt. - The regionally-ranked Saint Michael's College women's tennis team upended Assumption College, 8-1, on Tuesday in the Tarrant Recreation Center, moving closer to clinching one of the top four seeds in next week's six-squad Northeast-10 Conference Tournament. The Purple Knights, who were ninth in the first NCAA East region rankings, improved to 11-6 overall and 10-2 in the league. The Greyhounds are 6-12 and 3-7.
A trio of duos earned doubles triumphs for the hosts, including senior Emily Ogilvy (Bedford, N.H./Trinity) and freshman Caroline Toutoungi (Weston, Conn./Weston) blanking their third-position foes. The Purple Knights' other two tandems earned 8-6 wins, with the teams of senior Eileen Mullowney (Burlington, Vt./Burlington)/junior Emily Magee (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) and junior Jean-Marie McGrath (Niwot, Colo./Alexander Dawson School)/freshman Caroline Martin (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) winning at No. 1 and 2, respectively.
During singles play, Ogilvy picked up her second shutout of the day, keeping her opponent off the scoreboard in a straight-set win at No. 6. Freshman Hannah Benoit (Mystic, Conn./Saint Bernard School) yielded only one game in a fifth-set victory, while junior Alex Dalton (South Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames) and McGrath won in straight sets at the second and fourth slots, respectively.
Martin gutted out a 6-3, 6-7, 10-7 win at No. 3 against senior Jennifer Erickson (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury), while Magee led before succumbing to freshman Christine Lyons (Holden, Mass./Worcester Academy), the Greyhounds' wins leader, by a 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 count in the top spot.
The Purple Knights wrap up their NE-10 slate on Friday by hosting nationally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University at 3 p.m. The Penmen, who won the last two NE-10 Tournaments and qualified for the past three NCAA Tournaments, are ranked 45th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).