Women’s Tennis Gains Weekend Split at Adelphi, Pace

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm women's tennis team suffered a 9-0 blanking at Adelphi University on Saturday, before earning a hard-fought 5-4 victory at Pace University on Sunday.

The Hawks are now 3-5 overall, as well as in the Northeast-10. Adelphi, which is ranked sixth in the East region, improves to 11-2, 5-1 NE-10, and Pace falls to 1-9, 1-7 NE-10.

Saint Anselm split the three singles matches against Pace, before winning two of the three doubles matches. Senior Erika Sartor (Andover, Mass.) defeated Liz Plakhotnaya, 6-4, 6-0 in No. 2 singles. Junior Amanda Brahm (Marlborough, Conn.) won No. 3 singles after Danielle Sidoti retired while winning the second set, 3-0. Brahm won the first set, 6-2. Freshman Katherine Morrissey (Sturbridge, Mass.) picked up a win in No. 4 singles, downing Gina Pittore, 6-0, 6-2.

Sartor and classmate Lauren DeGuglielmo (Wakefield, Mass.) earned an 8-6 victory in No. 2 doubles against Pittore and Sidoti, while Brahm and sophomore Colleen Kluberdanz (Pawcatuck, Conn.) picked up an 8-2 win against Carla Gross and Danielle Gore in No. 3 doubles.

Saint Anselm returns to action Wednesday, April 6 when it takes on Franklin Pierce University at 3 p.m.