Schneider's Late Win Clinches Women's Tennis' 4-3 Victory at Bentley

Schneider's Late Win Clinches Women's Tennis' 4-3 Victory at Bentley

WALTHAM, Mass. - Senior Anna Schneider's (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook) straight-set singles win clinched the Saint Michael's College women's tennis team's 4-3 victory over Bentley University on Wednesday to quell a Falcon comeback at Brandeis University's Reiger Tennis Courts during Northeast-10 Conference play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (4-4, 3-3 NE10), Bentley (1-4, 0-4 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

MATCH FACTS

  • Purple Knights opened three-match road swing that will be followed by a regular-season-ending six-match homestand.
  • Saint Michael's won for the sixth time in seven road matches in the series, snapping a three-match series losing streak in the process.
  • Edelmann's father, Rick '87, is Bentley's head coach.
  • With Serkes notching a victory, all 11 Purple Knights now have at least one win this year.

THE ACTION

  • In their first match together, Edelmann and Serkes claimed a 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.
  • With Bentley winning at No. 1, the second-position contest ended up determining which team earned the doubles point. Saint Michael's did so when de Pont and Wood went to a tie-breaker to register a 7-6 (7-1) triumph.
  • Katz (6-1, 6-0) and Sumner (6-2, 6-1) won in straight sets at No. 4 and 5 singles, respectively, to give the Purple Knights a 3-0 lead, needing one more win to clinch the victory.
  • The Falcons countered with straight-set wins in the second and third spots.
  • In a 3-2 match, Schneider finished off the Purple and Gold's triumph by taking a 6-3, 6-2 decision at No. 6.
  • Junior Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) nearly followed suit at No. 1 but lost a 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 contest.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Saturday at Saint Lawrence University, 1 p.m.