Salem, Mass. - April 7, 2017 - The Springfield College women's tennis team won its fourth-straight match as it defeated Salem State by a 9-0 decision on Friday afternoon.
The win lifted Springfield's record to 11-6 on the season and the Pride improved to 4-0 during the spring portion of its campaign.
The Pride opened up doubles play with three wins as Emily Etter (Guilford, Conn.) and Stephanie Foster (Woodbridge, Conn.) cruised to an 8-1 win at No. 2 and Rachel London (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) and Melissa Parrish (Framingham, Mass.) added an 8-1 win at No. 1. Springfield won the No. 3 doubles point by default.
In singles play, Fiona Stickney (Bayport, N.Y.) highlighted Springfield's efforts with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3. Kelsey Whelpley (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) earned a 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 4 spot, while Nicole Piazza (Portland, Conn.) prevailed by a 6-3, 6-0 decision at No. 2. Rachel Ahlmeyer (Morris Plains, N.J.) delivered a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5, and Addie Kendall (Lakeville, Mass.) closed out Springfield's singles play with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-7 victory at the top spot. The Pride also received a point at No. 6 by another default.
Springfield will play its final match of the year on Sunday afternoon when it plays host to Salve Regina at 1 pm.