April 3, 2013

Women's Tennis Dominates Assumption, 8-1

WORCESTER, MA – The Merrimack women's tennis team won their second conference match of the week on Wednesday afternoon as they defeated the Assumption Greyhounds by the score of 8-1. With the win, Merrimack improves to 4-8 overall and 4-2 in Northeast-10 conference action.

The Warriors picked up five of a possible six points in singles action on Wednesday afternoon as Tiana Dame (Wachusett, Mass.) led the way in no. 6 singles with the dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory over her opponent. Kara Hole (Portsmouth, RI) continued her solid play in the no. 1 singles slot as she defeated Erica Micciche by the score of 6-2, 6-2. Rachel Muller (North Andover, Mass.) and Mollie Fitzgerald (Melrose, Mass.) each picked up easy wins in no. 2 and no. 4 singles respectively while Alyx Barnes (Portsmouth, NH) won her match in three sets by the score of 7-5, 4-6 and 10-5.

The doubles pairing of Muller and Katie Veasey (Atkinson, NH) dominated their match from start to finish as they defeated Melanie McCauley and Allison Gorman by the score of 8-1. Hole and Fitzgerald stayed hot in the no. 2 doubles pairing as they won their match by the score of 8-2 while Shakee Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) and Barnes defeated their opponents in no. 1 doubles by the score of 8-4.

The Warriors return to action on Thursday afternoon as they will travel to take on the Bentley Falcons for a 3:30 p.m. match.

Singles:                                           

1. Kara Hole (MC) def. Erica Micciche (ASM) 6-2, 6-2

2. Rachel Muller (MC) def. Paige Gilet (ASM) 6-4, 6-0

3. Alyx Barnes (MC) def. Cassy Waung (ASM) 6-1, 2-6 (10-7)

4. Mollie Fitzgerald (MC) def. Meg Hall (ASM) 6-4, 6-3

5. Melanie McCauley (ASM) def. Katie Veasey (MC) 7-5, 4-6 (10-5)

6. Tiana Dame (MC) def. Allison Gorman (ASM) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles:

1. Messina/Barnes (MC) def. Micciche/Waung (ASM) 8-4

2. Hole/Fitzgerald (MC) def. Hall/Gilet (ASM) 8-2

3. Muller/Veasey (MC) def. McCauley/Gorman (ASM) 8-1