October 20, 2010

Pioneers Beat Monmouth 6-1 in NEC Dual Match Play

The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened up the Northeast Conference portion of their schedule beating the Monmouth Hawks on the road, 6-1 on Tuesday.  The Pioneers swept the doubles matches and won five of the six singles matches to earn the victory.

Junior Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) opened up singles play with a win in the #1 spot, beating Brooke Verdiglione 6-0, 6-3.  Donnelly and fellow senior Elizabeth Harrington (Westerly, RI) teamed up to win at #1 doubles.  The duo beat Verdiglione and Shelby Goldman, 8-1.  Harrington beat Dana Ferrari in singles as well, winning 6-2, 6-0 at #2.

Freshman Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Katie Tierney at #3

singles and teamed with junior Kristin Legenza (Berlin, CT) for a win at #3 doubles, beating Ferrari and Jess Sliniger, 8-3.

Junior Kristine Chao (Needham, MA) beat Goldman, 6-1, 6-0, at #4 singles and junior Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) earned the Pioneers fifth win in singles play, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Slinger at #5.  Chao and Downig won 8-0 at #2 doubles over Tierney and Reciel Arribe.

The Pioneers wrap up the fall portion of their schedule this weekend at the ITA Regional Championship at Dartmouth College.

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