COLCHESTER, Vt. - In a contest between women's tennis teams closing out their seasons on Saturday, Saint Michael's College knocked off American International College, 7-2, on Senior Day at the SMC Tennis Courts. The Purple Knights finished the fall 4-8 both overall and in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Yellow Jackets are 1-11 and 1-11.
Despite AIC's use of only four players necessitating a default at No. 3 doubles and the final two singles spots, Saint Michael's was able to work all three of its seniors - Erica Bundrick (Mattituck, N.Y./Mattituck), Elizabeth Edwards (Islip, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan) and Alexandra Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich) - into both singles and doubles play. The trio was honored prior to the match during a short Senior Day ceremony.
Edwards and junior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) notched an 8-0 victory at No. 2 doubles during their first match ever playing alongside one another. It also proved to be the first doubles win of Edwards' three-year career. In their 36th and final match as a tandem, Bundrick and Sulkin fell by a narrow 8-6 margin at No. 1.
In their three singles victories, the Purple Knights lost a total of six games. Sulkin closed out her career with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph in the second spot, sophomore Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 3, and Edwards lost only one game during a straight-set win in the fourth position. Bundrick had lengthy match at No. 1 for the second consecutive day, ultimately losing a 6-2, 6-3 decision.