WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team started a five-match stretch during which four contests occur on the road with a 7-2 loss to Bentley University on Wednesday during Northeast-10 Conference play at Brandeis University's Reiger Tennis Courts. The Purple Knights slipped to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in the league, while the Falcons improved to 3-2 and 3-2.
Saint Michael's trailed 2-1 after doubles despite nearly leading by that margin. Junior Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) and first-year Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham) won 8-4 in the second position, while senior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) and first-year Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) lost their No. 1 contest in a tie-breaker, 9-8 (7-4).
During singles play, Kellogg claimed a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the top spot, and Ramsay led after one set at No. 2 before dropping a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 decision. The other four Purple Knights all lost in straight sets.
The Purple Knights visit Franklin Pierce University on Sunday for a 1 p.m. match.