Albis Wins Deciding Singles Match, Women's Tennis Tops Bentley, 4-3

Albis Wins Deciding Singles Match, Women's Tennis Tops Bentley, 4-3

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Two Saint Michael's College women's tennis players completed comebacks from one set down in singles before first-year Ava Albis (Hamden, Conn./Hamden) won the deciding match in the Purple Knights' 4-3 victory over Bentley University on Saturday at the SMC Tennis Courts. The Purple and Gold opened its home slate while continuing Northeast-10 Conference play.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (3-2, 2-2 NE10), Bentley (3-2, 2-2 NE10)

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

MATCH FACTS

  • The Purple and Gold downed Bentley by a 4-3 count for the second straight year, in the process winning at home against the Falcons for the first time since April 6, 2013.
  • Saint Michael's opened its home slate after beginning the year with four straight road matches.
  • Opener of two-match home weekend.
  • All seven Purple Knights who appeared in the match notched at least one win.
  • McKenna remained undefeated in doubles during her career, moving to 6-0.

THE ACTION

  • Saint Michael's won all three doubles matches to nab a 1-0 lead.
  • The tandems of Albis/Serkes and Ramsay/Sumner both won 6-1 in succession at No. 2 and 1, respectively, to clinch the team point. Edelmann and McKenna claimed a 6-2 triumph in the third spot to complete the sweep.
  • Bentley took the first two singles matches to move in front, including as Ramsay played two close sets in a 6-3, 7-5 loss at No. 1.
  • Serkes rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the third spot to tie the contest, and Tamlyn's 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 comeback at No. 6 put the Purple and Gold in front at 3-2.
  • Edelmann had a pair of close losses during a 6-3, 6-3 setback in the fourth position, leaving the teams tied with only Albis still playing.
  • In her match from the fifth slot, Albis nearly blanked her opponent behind a 6-0, 6-1 win that provided Saint Michael's the deciding point.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH

  • Sunday vs. regionally-ranked Stonehill College, 12 p.m.
  • The Skyhawks, who are fourth in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll, advanced to 10 of the last 11 NE10 Championship finals, winning last year's crown.
  • Stonehill qualified for the past five NCAA Tournaments, and 10 of the last 11.