Women’s Tennis Clipped at Saint Anselm, 5-4
Krolikowski, Rodgers pick up two points each
Krolikowski earned wins at first doubles and second singles on Tuesday at Saint Anselm.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (April 3, 2012) – Senior Kaitlin Krolikowski (Massapequa, N.Y.) posted victories at both first doubles and second singles on Tuesday afternoon, but the Franklin Pierce University tennis team was defeated, 5-4, at Saint Anselm in Northeast-10 Conference play.
With the loss, Franklin Pierce falls to 1-8 (1-7 Northeast-10), while Saint Anselm improves to 6-3 (6-3 Northeast-10).
The Ravens jumped out of the gates with a pair of doubles wins to hold a 2-1 edge after doubles play. At first doubles, Krolikowski teamed with sophomore Natasha McCarthy (Rindge, N.H.) to pick up an 8-4 win over Saint Anselm junior Alexandra Lawrence and sophomore Katherine Morrissey. Meanwhile, at third doubles, freshman Leslie Rodgers (Westminster, Md.) and senior Mariama Bonetti (New York, N.Y.) breezed to an 8-2 win over sophomore Christine Woods and freshman Kate Martin.
The Ravens picked up two more points in singles play, but could not capture a third singles match to pick up the team victory. Krolikowski made it two wins for her on the day, as she blitzed Saint Anselm senior Amanda Brahm, 6-0, 6-2. Rodgers earned her second point of the day as well, rallying after dropping the first set at sixth singles to pick up a 1-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Woods.
Freshman April Regan was the only Saint Anselm player to win in both singles and doubles play. She teamed with Brahm for an 8-1 win at second doubles before bettering Bonetti at fifth singles, 6-3, 6-3.
The Ravens return to the court on Friday, April 6, when they return home to host Pace in a Northeast-10 Conference match at 2 p.m.
1. Kaitlin Krolikowski/Natasha McCarthy (FPU) def. Alexandra Lawrence/Katherine Morrissey (STA), 8-4
2. Amanda Brahm/April Regan (STA) def. Nikki Chalifoux/Melissa Cohen (FPU), 8-1
3. Leslie Rodgers/Mariama Bonetti (FPU) def. Christine Woods/Kate Martin (STA), 8-2
1. Lawrence (STA) def. McCarthy (FPU), 6-1, 7-5
2. Krolikowski (FPU) def. Brahm (STA), 6-0, 6-2
3. Morrissey (STA) def. Cohen (FPU), 6-1, 6-1
4. Rachel Pedro (STA) def. Chalifoux (FPU), 6-2, 6-4
5. Regan (STA) def. Bonetti (FPU), 6-3, 6-3
6. Rodgers (FPU) def. Woods (STA), 1-6, 6-1, 6-0
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