MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team finished its 2017 season with a 6-3 loss to regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday at the SNHU Tennis Courts. The Purple Knights are 4-10 overall and 3-9 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the Penmen moved to 8-3 and 7-3. The Penmen were ranked seventh in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll and qualified for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
Senior Amelia Weeks (Clinton, Wash./South Whidbey) and sophomore Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham) took the No. 2 spot in an 8-4 victory in doubles action for the final win of Weeks' career while junior Margaret de Pont (Norton, Mass./Bishop Feehan) and sophomore Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) dropped their No. 1 doubles match, 8-3. The Purple Knights only trailed 2-1 after doubles action.
First-year Melissa Wood (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) notched a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory in the No. 3 singles position with sophomore Anna Schneider (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook) also posting a win in the No. 6 slot with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 12-10. In the No. 2 spot, Ramsay fought to a 7-5 loss in the first set before being swept 6-0 in the second. De Pont won three games at No. 1.