MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's tennis team powered its way to a 5-2 victory over Franklin Pierce University on Sunday at the South Athletic Field Tennis Courts. The Hawks have won 14-straight matches over the Ravens dating back to Mar. 16, 2006.
The Hawks improve to 3-7 on the year, moving to 2-5 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Franklin Pierce drops to 2-6 overall and to 2-3 against league foes. Saint Anselm hosts Post on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
Senior Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.) and junior Kaitlin Hughes (Rockland, Mass.) held on for a 7-5 win at No. 1 doubles and sophomore Maikah Bulpitt (Cumberland, R.I.) partnered with senior Kayla Hodas (Peabody, Mass.) for a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles. Per the new scoring system put into place this season, the Hawks exited doubles play with a 1-0 lead in the match.
Hughes picked up her first victory of the 2018-19 season at No. 2 doubles, earning a 6-3, 6-2 win, while freshman Emily Jacy (Glastonbury, Conn.) won a three-setter at No. 4 singles (6-4, 2-6, 6-2). Bulpitt (6-1, 6-1) and Hodas (6-1, 6-2) won at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively, to help Saint Anselm to the conference win.
Hodas has won four-straight matches for the Hawks, three of those coming at the sixth singles flight. On the season, she has posted six match wins in nine total chances. In league play, Hodas has won all five of her matches.