COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team continued a three-day, three-match homestand by falling to Assumption College, 9-0, on Wednesday at the SMC Tennis Courts. The Purple Knights slipped to 6-7 overall and 5-6 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Greyhounds are 12-2 and 10-2.
Saint Michael's, which nears the end of a five-match stretch that is occurring over six days, saw senior Nicole Kellogg (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) and first-year Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) come closest to winning in doubles before falling 8-6 to a squad that is 12-2 this fall and had lost as many as six games only four times. The Greyhounds yielded a total of three games in the other two matches.
During singles play, senior Colleen O'Keefe (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) nearly forced a third set but lost a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) decision at No. 3 to an opponent that improved to 12-2. Kellogg lost by a 6-2, 6-3 count in the top spot, while Ramsay and junior Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) also each had a three-win set during straight-set setbacks in the second and fourth positions, respectively.
Saint Michael's closes out its regular season tomorrow by hosting regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University at 3 p.m. for Senior Day. The Penmen were seventh in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.