Women's tennis begins weekend swing with loss at regionally-ranked Adelphi

Women's tennis begins weekend swing with loss at regionally-ranked Adelphi

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team opened a two-match road weekend with a 9-0 setback at regionally-ranked Adelphi University on Saturday during Northeast-10 Conference action at the Adelphi Tennis Courts.

The Purple Knights are 1-3 overall and in the league, while the Panthers, the defending NE-10 regular-season champion, improved to 6-0 and 5-0. Adelphi, which has won 33 of its last 34 regular-season NE-10 matches, was eighth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.

Senior Alexandra Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) and sophomore Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) lost 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, while the tandems of senior Erica Bundrick (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck)/junior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) and senior Elizabeth Edwards (Islip, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan)/junior Colleen O'Keefe (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) lost in the first and third spots, respectively.

During singles play, Bundrick suffered a 6-2, 6-3 defeat at No. 1 to the region's 13th-ranked player. Kellogg, O'Keefe, Sulkin, Weeks and junior Marissa Landry (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) also all lost in straight sets.

The Purple Knights continue their two-match road weekend against the University of New Haven tomorrow at 1 p.m. The event will occur at Amity High School in Woodbridge, Conn.