COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team downed the University of New Haven, 8-1, on Sunday at the SMC Tennis Courts during Northeast-10 Conference action. The Purple Knights, who capped a three-match homestand and two-contest weekend, improved to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the league, equaling their 12-match overall win total from 2015. The Chargers are 1-4 and 1-4.
A trio of doubles tandems earned victories to give the hosts a quick 3-0 edge. Senior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) and first-year Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) blanked their foes at No. 1, while junior Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) and first-year Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham) won by an 8-1 count in the second spot during their first match together.
In the No. 3 position, senior Riley Kruger (Colchester, Vt./Colchester) and sophomore Katie Costa (Old Saybrook, Conn./Old Saybrook Senior) outlasted their opponents for an 8-6 victory, the first of Costa's career in her initial season of college tennis.
Kellogg blanked her counterpart at No. 1 singles, while Weeks won 6-1, 6-1 in the fourth position. Ramsay and senior Colleen O'Keefe (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) nabbed identical 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 triumphs at No. 2 and 3, respectively, and Kruger registered an 8-3 pro-set victory in the sixth slot.
The Purple Knights hit the road for four of their next five matches, beginning on Wednesday at Bentley University at 2 p.m.