Women's Tennis Closes Home Slate with 6-3 Loss to Bentley

Women's Tennis Closes Home Slate with 6-3 Loss to Bentley

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team closed out its home schedule with a 6-3 loss to Bentley University on Wednesday at the SMC Tennis Courts. The Purple Knights are 4-9 overall and 3-8 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Falcons moved to 8-3 and 5-3.

The Purple and Gold nabbed a 2-1 lead thanks to doubles action. After the hosts' No. 3 doubles tandem fell, senior Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) and sophomore Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham) claimed an 8-6 victory in the second spot to tie the match before junior Margaret de Pont (Norton, Mass./Bishop Feehan) and sophomore Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) won by the same score at No. 1.

Sophomore Anna Schneider (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook) played a pair of close sets during a 6-4, 6-3 loss at sixth singles to allow Bentley to tie the match, as the visitors won the first five singles competitions to go ahead 6-2 and clinch the victory. Sumner finished off a 3-6, 6-2, 10-7 comeback win at No. 5 to end the Falcons' streak, while Weeks dropped a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 decision in the fourth position.

Saint Michael's finishes its regular season on Saturday at regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University at 11 a.m. The Penmen were ranked seventh in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll and qualified for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

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