WALTHAM, Mass. - Senior Anna Schneider's (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook) straight-set singles win clinched the Saint Michael's College women's tennis team's 4-3 victory over Bentley University on Wednesday to quell a Falcon comeback at Brandeis University's Reiger Tennis Courts during Northeast-10 Conference play.
- Saint Michael's (4-4, 3-3 NE10), Bentley (1-4, 0-4 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Senior Margaret de Pont (Norton, Mass./Bishop Feehan), 1 win
- Senior Anna Schneider (Westbrook, Conn./Westbrook), 1 win
- Junior Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham), 1 win
- Sophomore Melissa Wood (Stratham, N.H./Exeter), 1 win
- First-year Abby Edelmann (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 win
- First-year Brittany Katz (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), 1 win
- First-year Annie Serkes (Garden City, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), 1 win (1st of career)
- Purple Knights opened three-match road swing that will be followed by a regular-season-ending six-match homestand.
- Saint Michael's won for the sixth time in seven road matches in the series, snapping a three-match series losing streak in the process.
- Edelmann's father, Rick '87, is Bentley's head coach.
- With Serkes notching a victory, all 11 Purple Knights now have at least one win this year.
- In their first match together, Edelmann and Serkes claimed a 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.
- With Bentley winning at No. 1, the second-position contest ended up determining which team earned the doubles point. Saint Michael's did so when de Pont and Wood went to a tie-breaker to register a 7-6 (7-1) triumph.
- Katz (6-1, 6-0) and Sumner (6-2, 6-1) won in straight sets at No. 4 and 5 singles, respectively, to give the Purple Knights a 3-0 lead, needing one more win to clinch the victory.
- The Falcons countered with straight-set wins in the second and third spots.
- In a 3-2 match, Schneider finished off the Purple and Gold's triumph by taking a 6-3, 6-2 decision at No. 6.
- Junior Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) nearly followed suit at No. 1 but lost a 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 contest.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
- Saturday at Saint Lawrence University, 1 p.m.