March 12, 2006

Women's Tennis Falls To Macalester in Hilton Head, 6-3


HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Saint Michael's College (3-3) opened the spring portion of its schedule with a 6-3 loss to Macalester College on Sunday in the first of five matches for the Purple Knights during their week-long spring break trip.

For the Purple Knights, junior Cailie Burns (Chepachet, R.I./Ponaganset) notched a three-set victory in No. 3 singles, and teamed with sophomore Michelle Wood (Chatham, N.Y./Chatham) for an 8-0 win in No. 2 doubles. Sophomore megan Conway (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) recorded the other victory for Saint Michael's, winning in No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-1.

Saint Michael's returns to action on Tuesday with a 1 p.m. match versus East Stroudsburg University. The men's tennis team, meanwhile, opens its spring break schedule on Tuesday with a 12 p.m. contest against Messiah College.

Singles

No. 1 - Megan Walsh (MAC) def. Cara Bednar (SMC) - 7-6 (4), 6-2

No. 2 - Jenna Harris (MAC) def. Heidi Murphy (SMC) - 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 tiebreak

No. 3 - Cailie Burns (SMC) def. Becky Nieber (MAC) - 2-6, 6-2, 10-5 tiebreak

No. 4 - Anna Peschel (MAC) def. Liz Clemente (SMC) - 6-2, 6-3

No. 5 - Becky Schneider (MAC) def. Michelle Wood (SMC) - 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 tiebreak

No. 6 - Megan Conway (SMC) def. Sayoko Nakamura (MAC) - 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 - Nieber/Chelsea Stinson (MAC) def. Bednar/Murphy (SMC) - 8-6

No. 2 - Burns/Wood (SMC) def. Harris/Peschel (MAC) - 8-0

No. 3 - Walsh/Callie Recknagel (MAC) def. Clemente/Conway (SMC) - 8-3

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