Women's Tennis Rallies for Lead Before Falling to Saint Anselm, 4-3

Women's Tennis Rallies for Lead Before Falling to Saint Anselm, 4-3

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team rallied from one point down to take the lead before falling to Saint Anselm College, 4-3, on Friday afternoon in the Tarrant Recreation Center during Northeast-10 Conference play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-3, 2-2 NE10), Saint Anselm (2-3, 1-1 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

MATCH FACTS

  • The Purple Knights had their three-match winning streak snapped while seeking their first four-match run since April 2014.
  • The last five series meetings had been won by the home team.
  • First of Purple Knights' two home matches in three days during Alumni and Family Weekend.

THE ACTION

  • Saint Anselm took the doubles point after winning two close matches.
  • The duo of Ramsay and Sumner registered the most decisive triumph in doubles, claiming a 6-3 decision in the second position to give the Purple Knights an edge.
  • In their first match together, de Pont and Katz lost a narrow 7-5 match at No. 1.
  • Senior Katie Costa (Old Saybrook, Conn./Old Saybrook Senior) and first-year Elly McKenna (Lowell, Mass./Lowell Catholic), siding for the second time, fell by a 6-4 count in the third spot, allowing Saint Anselm to nab the team doubles point.
  • Katz (6-3, 6-0) and Ramsay (6-3, 6-4) won in straight sets at No. 3 and 1 singles, respectively, to put the hosts in front, with Katz victorious in her first collegiate appearance higher than No. 4.
  • Sumner lost a close three-set decision, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, in her first match in the fourth spot this year, leaving the teams tied.
  • De Pont followed with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 triumph in the second slot, giving the Purple Knights a 3-2 lead in the match with two singles matches to play.
  • Saint Anselm claimed the final two decisions with straight-set victories in the fifth and sixth positions.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Sunday vs. Merrimack College, 12 p.m.