Women's tennis blanks New Haven as five Purple Knights win twice

Women's tennis blanks New Haven as five Purple Knights win twice

WOODBRIDGE, Conn. - Five Saint Michael's College women's tennis players won a pair of matches on Sunday during a 9-0 victory over the University of New Haven on Amity High School's courts. The Purple Knights completed a two-match road weekend by improving to 2-3 overall and in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Chargers are 0-4 and 0-4.

Senior Alexandra Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) and sophomore Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) notched an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles, while junior Colleen O'Keefe (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) and first-year Melissa Collins (Medford, Mass./Matignon) paired for the same result in the third position. At No. 1, senior Erica Bundrick (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck) and junior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) nabbed an 8-4 triumph to send the visitors into singles ahead 3-0.

Kellogg did not lose a game during a win at No. 2 singles, Sulkin lost only two games in the third spot, and Bundrick won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1. O'Keefe picked up a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the fourth position, while senior Elizabeth Edwards (Islip, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan) earned the first win of her three-year career, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, at No. 6. Weeks rallied from a one-set deficit to complete the Purple Knight sweep, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, in the fifth spot.

Saint Michael's begins a three-match homestand on Wednesday against Bentley University at 3 p.m.