Women's Tennis Drops Pair of NEC Matches

April 12, 2010


FAIRFIELD, CT - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team fell to 8-13 this weekend when it dropped a pair of Northeast Conference matches to Quinnipiac (6-1) and Fairleigh Dickinson (6-1).

Sophomore Kristina Chao (Needham, MA) picked up the only point for the Pioneers at Quinnipiac, winning her match at #4 singles, 7-6, 6-4. The Pioneers were swept in all three doubles contests. Sophomores Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) and Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) came the closest, losing a tough 8-7 decision.

Downing picked up the only point for the Pioneers against FDU on Sunday with a 1-6, 6-3 (10-5) victory at #6 singles. Donnelly and Downing teamed up for an 8-3 win in doubles, but the Knights took the other two matches to take the point.

The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday at Siena.