COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College women's tennis team fell to Franklin Pierce University, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at the SMC Tennis Courts during Northeast-10 Conference play.
- Saint Michael's (4-6, 3-6 NE10), Franklin Pierce (7-3, 4-3 NE10)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- 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
- Edelmann and McKenna improved to 5-3 in doubles this season.
- The Purple Knights were playing singles without senior Abby Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford), the lone player on the team to appear in the top spot during Northeast-10 Conference play the last two seasons. That absence pushed three teammates one spot higher in the lineup, as each made their first career appearances in the respective top three positions.
- The Ravens won the first two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the contest, losing a total of three games.
- In the third position, Edelmann and McKenna won a lengthy match by a 7-6 (7-3) count.
- Franklin Pierce took the first three singles matches, yielding just five games, to clinch the team victory.
- Senior Autumn Tamlyn (Silver Bay, N.Y./Queensbury) put together a strong second set in a 6-2, 6-3 loss at No. 6.
- Sumner closed out the match by winning by virtue of a third-set tiebreaker in the fourth spot, capturing a 7-6 (11-9), 2-6, 10-6 decision.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MATCH
- Saturday vs. Le Moyne College, 1 p.m.
- The Dolphins are 10th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) East Region poll.
- The contest will be Senior Day, while the Purple Knights also host a Hope Happens Here Mental Health Awareness Match as part of You Are Loved Day.