October 2, 2005

Women's Tennis Bests Saint Anselm, 6-3

COLCHESTER, Vt. Saint Michael's College (3-2, 2-2 NE-10) won all three double matches and bested Saint Anselm College (0-1, 0-1 NE-10), 6-3, in Northeast-10 Conference tennis action on Sunday on the outdoor courts.

Junior Cara Bednar (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead) led the way for the Purple Knights, as she notched a straight-set win in first singles, and partnered with senior Heidi Murphy (Norfolk, Mass./King Philip Regional) for an 8-5 victory in first doubles. Junior Cailie Burns (Chepachet, R.I./Ponaganset) also won twice, as she earned a straight set victory in No. 3 singles and teamed with sophomore Megan Conway (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) for an 8-5 triumph in No. 2 doubles. Sophomore Danielle Gagnon (Gorham, Maine/Catherine McAuley) chipped in with a three-set win in sixth singles, and an 8-6 victory in No. 3 doubles with freshman Molly Harrison (Windham, Maine/Salem).


Saint Michael's 6, Saint Anselm 3


1. Cara Bednar (SMC) def. Lauren Koloski (STA), 6-4, 6-0

2. Chelsea Allan (STA) def. Heidi Murphy (SMC), 6-4, 7-6 (4)

3. Cailie Burns (SMC) def. Jessi Brennan (STA), 6-2, 6-2

4. Laura Nason (STA) def. Megan Conway (SMC), 6-3, 6-1

5. McAul Lindermuth (STA) def. Molly Harrison (SMC), 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 (super tiebreak)

6. Danielle Gagnon (SMC) def. Mary Edgerton (STA), 6-2, 5-7, 10-4 (super-tiebreak)


1. Bednar/Murphy (SMC) def. Koloski/Brennan (STA), 8-5

2. Burns/Conway (SMC) def. Allan/Nason (STA), 8-5

3. Harrison/Gagnon (SMC) def. Bonnie Collier/Lindermuth (STA), 8-6