Women's Tennis Drops Close Home Match Against Adelphi, 5-4

NORTH ANDOVER, MA – The Merrimack women's tennis team was defeated on Sunday afternoon by conference foe Adelphi by the score of 5-4. With the loss, Merrimack is now 4-11 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

The Warriors picked up two points in singles action on Sunday as in no. 1 singles action, Shakee Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) fought hard for the three set victory as she defeated her opponent by the score of 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. Junior Kara Hole (Portsmouth, RI) continued her stellar play for the Warriors as she picked up the 6-3, 6-0 victory over Michelle Gurda.

The Warriors needed all three doubles matches in order to secure a victory on Sunday but they were only able to pick up two points. In no. 1 doubles action, the duo of Messina and Alyx Barnes (Portsmouth, NH) had to fight for the 9-7 victory over Maria Toft and Bianca Posa. The veteran duo of Mollie Fitzgerald (Melrose, Mass.) and Hole picked up the final victory for the Warriors by the score of 8-5.

The Warriors will return to the courts on Monday, April 8 with a conference match at Franklin Pierce at 3:30 pm.

Singles:

1. Shakee Messina (MC) def. Maria Toft (ADE) 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

2. Kara Hole (MC) def. Michelle Gurda (ADE) 6-3, 6-0

3. Joanna Haich (ADE) def. Rachel Muller (MC) 6-4, 6-0

4. Gaby Adia (ADE) def. Alyx Barnes (MC) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

5. Sam Radzematovic (ADE) def. Mollie Fitzgerald (MC) 6-7, 6-2, 6-1

6. Bianca Posa (ADE) def. Tiana Dame (MC) 6-2, 6-4                                                           

Doubles:

1. Messina/Barnes (MC) def. Toft/Posa (ADE) 9-7

2. Hole/Fitzgerald (MC) def. Gurda/Redzematovic (ADE) 8-5

3. Adia/King (ADE) def. Muller/Veasey (MC) 9-7