Women's tennis earns first victory over Bentley since 2004

Women's tennis earns first victory over Bentley since 2004

WALTHAM, Mass. – For the first time since Apr. 10, 2004, the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team picked up a victory against the Falcons from Bentley University. The Hawks cruised past the Falcons by a 5-2 margin on Friday.


The Hawks improve to 5-9 overall on the season and to 4-6 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Bentley, who had won 14-straight matches against Saint Anselm, falls to 1-9 on the season, having lost all nine NE10 contests this season.

Saint Anselm picked up three doubles victories as the partnership of senior Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.) and junior Kaitlin Hughes (Rockland, Mass.) picked up a 7-6 victory after a 7-2 tiebreak win. Freshman Emily Jacy (Glastonbury, Conn.) and senior Lexi Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) secured a 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles while sophomore Maikah Bulpitt (Cumberland, R.I.) and senior Kayla Hodas (Peabody, Mass.) cruised to a 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles.

A match after picking up the 25th singles win of her career, Hughes earned a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles. Jacy added a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 4 singles and Bulpitt and Hodas turned aside their No. 5 and No. 6 singles counterparts, respectively, with the latter earning a 6-3, 6-1 decision. Bulpitt battled Bentley's Courtney Flynn to a 6-3, 6-4 win.

Saint Anselm hosts Merrimack on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m.