RYE, N.H.- The Merrimack women's tennis team suffered a 7-2 loss to Adelphi Sunday afternoon at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye, N.H. With the loss, the Warriors dip to 2-2 overall and in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Panthers remain undefeated on the year by improving to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in league matches.
Adelphi claimed all three doubles matches to own a 3-0 advantage going into the six singles matches. Courtney Garvey (Woburn, Mass.) and Alyx Barnes (Portsmouth, N.H.) fell 8-1 at the top doubles slot to Adelphi's Maria Toft and Alda Ribeiro. Kara Hole (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Mollie Fitzgerald (Melrose, Mass.) dropped an 8-3 decision at the No. 2 doubles spot and Kylie Waddington (South Glastonbury, Conn.) and Katie Veasey (Atkinson, N.H.) suffered an 8-4 loss in the third spot.
Fitzgerald captured an 8-6 victory at the No. 4 singles position over the Panthers' Jamie Sussman. Waddington earned Merrimack's only other win on the day, picking up an 8-5 win at the fifth singles slot.
Hole fell to Maria Toft of Adelphi at the No. 1 singles spot 6-0, 6-2. Garvey suffered a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Alda Ribeiro at the second position. Barnes and Erin McMahon (Wilmington, Mass.) each lost 8-3 in the No. 3 and 6 positions, respectively.
Merrimack returns to the courts March 13 to face St. Anselm at the Wentworth by the Sea Country Club.
1. Maria Toft/Alda Ribeiro (ADE) def. Courtney Garvey/Alyx Barnes (MC) 8-1
2. Michelle Guarda/Samra Redzematovic (ADE) def. Kara Hole/ Mollie Fitzgerald (MC) 8-3
3. Megan Margino/Carolyn Smith (ADE) def. Kylie Waddington/Katie Veasey (MC) 8-4
1. Maria Toft (ADE) def. Kara Hole (MC) 6-0, 6-2
2. Alda Ribeiro (ADE) def. Courtney Garvey (MC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Gaby Adla (ADE) def. Alyx Barnes (MC) 8-3
4. Mollie Fitzgerald (MC) def. Jamie Sussman (ADE) 8-6
5. Kylie Waddington (MC) def. Taylor King (ADE) 8-5
6. Sophie Lanter (ADE) def. Erin McMahon (MC) 8-3