ORLANDO, Fla.- The Merrimack women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision Monday to SUNY New Paltz. The Warriors move to 4-3 overall with the loss.
The Hawks swept the three doubles matches to own a 3-0 leading at the beginning of singles play.
Kara Hole (Portsmouth, R.I.) claimed a close 6-4, 7-5 victory at the No. 1 singles position. At the sixth singles slot, Erin McMahon (Wilmington, Mass.) battled back from dropping the first set 6-0 to take edge out the second set 7-5. The sophomore captured a 10-7 win in the third-set super-tiebreaker to prevail for Merrimack's second point of the match.
Merrimack continues play in Florida against Savannah College of Art and Design March 22.
1. Stephanie Schara/Lindsey Garyn (NP) def. Alex Barnes/Courtney Garvey (MER), 8-0
2. Sharyce Willand/Kayla DiPaulo (NP) def. Kara Hole/Mollie Fitzgerald (MER), 8-2
3. Alli Esposito/Paige Munroe (NP) def. Erin McMahon/Katie Veasey (MER), 8-1
1. Kara Hole (MER) def. Stephanie Schara (NP), 6-4, 7-5
2. Lindsey Garyn (NP) def. Courtney Garvey (MER), 6-2, 6-3
3. Kayla DiPaulo (NP) def. Alex Barnes (MER), 6-4, 6-4
4. Alli Esposito (NP) def. Mollie Fitzgerald (MER), 6-3, 6-2
5. Paige Munroe (NP) def. Kylie Waddington (MER), 6-4, 6-1
6. Erin McMahon (MER) def. Sharyce Willand (NP), 0-6, 7-5, (10-7)