ALBANY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team blanked The College of Saint Rose, 9-0, on Sunday during a Northeast-10 Conference match at Harriet Myers Middle School. The Purple Knights improved to 6-6 overall and 4-2 in the league, while the Golden Knights fell to 0-15 and 0-10.
In its first match since March 27, the Purple and Gold began a run of three matches in four days. Juniors Kayla Dowd (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and Caroline Toutoungi (Weston, Conn./Weston) picked up an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles, while sophomores Erica Bundrick (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck) and Alexandra Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) held off their opponents in the top position for a 9-7 win. Saint Rose defaulted at No. 3.
During the five singles matches, Saint Michael's yielded a total of eight games, while the Golden Knights defaulted another point at No. 6. Sulkin won 6-4, 6-0 in the third spot for her second triumph of the day, while first-year Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), junior Hannah Benoit (Mystic, Conn./Saint Bernard School) and Toutoungi earned 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 1, 4 and 5, respectively. Junior Caroline Martin (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) was victorious by a 6-1, 6-3 decision in the second position.
Saint Michael's hosts Assumption College on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.