PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team won its second consecutive match on Tuesday, holding off the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 5-4, on the Memorial Tennis Courts.
- Saint Michael's (2-2), SUNY Plattsburgh (4-3)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Sophomore Annie Serkes (Garden City, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), 2 wins
- First-year Ava Albis (Hamden, Conn./Hamden), 2 wins
- Senior Caroline Sumner (Needham, Mass./Needham), 1 win
- Sophomore Abby Edelmann (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 1 win
- Sophomore Elly McKenna (Lowell, Mass./Lowell Catholic), 1 win
- Saint Michael's continued a season-opening four-match road swing.
- The Purple Knights downed the Cardinals for the fourth time in as many years.
- McKenna remained undefeated in doubles during her career, moving to 5-0.
- Saint Michael's took the first two doubles matches and led 2-1 heading into singles.
- Edelmann and McKenna improved to 2-0 this season by nabbing an 8-5 victory at No. 3 doubles, while Albis and Serkes claimed an 8-4 triumph at No. 2 in their first match together.
- Sumner and senior Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) lost by a narrow 8-6 count in the top spot against a Cardinal duo that moved to 4-1 this season.
- SUNY Plattsburgh tied the match when the first singles match went final, as senior Autumn Tamlyn (Silver Bay, N.Y./Queensbury) made her season debut at No. 6 but fell short by a 6-4, 6-3 count against a player who remained perfect in four matches.
- The next three completed matches were captured by Purple Knights, clinching the team victory in the process.
- Albis lost only one game during a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 in her first match playing above the fifth spot, and Serkes took a pair of close sets from the third position, 7-5, 6-4. Sumner held off her opponent in the No. 2 position, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, to record the Purple and Gold's fifth point and nail down the team win.
- Ramsay lost 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 at No. 1 to a player who moved to 4-1 this season. Playing in only her fourth career singles match, and first this fall, McKenna nearly rallied for victory at No. 5 before suffering a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 setback.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
- Saturday vs. Bentley University, 12 p.m.
- The match is the first of two during the weekend at home for Saint Michael's, which begins its home slate.