EASTON, Mass.- The Merrimack women's tennis team suffered a 9-0 setback at Stonehill Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors fall to 8-8 on the season with an 8-4 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Skyhawks improve to 14-2 overall and 10-1 in the league.
Stonehill claimed victories in all three doubles matches to own a 3-0 lead at the start of singles action. Kara Hole (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Mollie Fitzgerald (Melrose, Mass.) dropped an 8-5 decision at the No. 2 position. Courtney Garvey (Woburn, Mass.) and Alyx Barnes (Portsmouth, N.H.) fell 8-2 at the top pairs spot. The No. 3 doubles team of Katie Veasey (Atkinson, N.H.) and Erin McMahon (Wilmington, Mass.) lost 8-1 to Amy Toegemann and Chelsea Haedrich.
The Skyhawks secured six singles wins to pick up their 14th win of the year. Hole fell 6-1, 6-0 at the top singles position. Garvey suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss at the No. 2 slot while Barnes lost 6-0, 6-1 in the third spot. Stonehill's Paige Frost held off Fitzgerald to earn an 8-5 result at the fourth singles match.
Merrimack closes out the 2010-11 regular season schedule April 16 as it hosts Bentley.
1. Herchel/Frost (STO) def. Garvey/Barnes (MER) 8-2
2. White/Martin (STO) def. Fitzgerald/Hole (MER) 8-5
3. Toegemann/Haedrich (STO) def. Veasey/McMahon (MER) 8-1
1. Herchel (STO) def. Hole (MER) 6-1, 6-0
2. Toegemann (STO) def. Garvey (MER) 6-2, 6-1
3. White (STO) def. Barnes (MER) 6-0, 6-1
4. Frost (STO) def. Fitzgerald (MER) 8-5
5. Martin (STO) def. Waddington (MER) 8-1
6. Hickey (STO) def. McMahon (MER) 8-0