Wellesley, Mass. - October 8, 2016 - The Springfield College women's tennis team fell to Wellesley College, 9-0, on Saturday morning in its final New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match of the season.
The Pride now has a record of 6-5 on the year, with a conference record of 3-5 in league play. The Blue improves to 9-1 on the year, with a 7-1 record in the NEWMAC.
In doubles, Rachel London (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) and Melissa Parrish(Framingham, Mass.) fell to Carina Chen (Hong Kong) and Justine Huang (Coto de Caza, Calif.) at No. 1, 8-2, before Sarah Yan (Holmdel, N.J.) and Andjela Stojkovic (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) defeated Rebecca Link (Norwalk, Conn.) and Stephanie Foster (Woodbridge, Conn.), 8-1. The Blue completed the sweep in doubles when Emily Etter (Guilford, Conn.) and Cara Freadman (Richmond, Mass.) bested Rosanne Hu (Sugar Land, Texas) and Selina Peng (Taichung, Taiwan), 8-3.
At No. 1 singles, London fell to Chen, 6-1, 6-1, before Yan defeated Parrish, 6-0, 6-2, in the No. 2 slot. At No. 3 singles, Etter fell to Huang, 6-1, 6-0, while at No. 4, Rachel Litchfield (Northbridge, Mass.) was bested by Stojkovic, 6-2, 6-3. No. 5 singles proved to be the closes match of the day, as Freadman battled with Peng, but fell 7-5, 6-2, before Caroline Dickensheets (Alpharetta, Ga.) wrapped up the sweep for the Blue with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Fiona Stickney (Bayport, N.Y.).
Up next, Springfield College will compete at home for the final time in 2016 when it hosts Johnson and Wales on Tuesday, October 11 at 4 p.m.