March 17, 2012

No. 45 Women's Tennis Upends Griffins 6-3

MANCHESTER, N.H. – No. 45 Southern New Hampshire University posted a 6-3 victory over Chestnut Hill College in women's tennis Saturday afternoon.  The Penmen, who snapped a two-match slide with the win, improve to 8-4, while the Griffins saw a three-match win streak snapped and are now 16-4.

Diana Vamvakitis (Wading River, N.Y.) rallied at No. 3 singles to top Maria Parapouras, dropping the first set 6-2 before posting a 7-3 tiebreaker win in the second set.  In the third set Vamvakitis prevailed 6-1.  Alena Mukdaprakorn (Hartford, Conn.) was a 6-0, 6-4 winner at No. 1 singles, while Samantha Jean and Kirsten Jean (Bedford, N.H.) were victorious at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

In doubles action, Vamvakitis and Jamie Hann (Westhampton, N.Y.) were 8-6 winners at No. 2, while the Jean sisters recorded an 8-2 triumph at No. 3.

Southern New Hampshire continues Northeast-10 Conference play March 25 when it hosts The College of Saint Rose in a noon match.

#45 So. New Hampshire 6, Chestnut Hill 3
03/17/12 at Manchester, N.H. (SNHU)

Singles competition

1. Alena Mukdaprakorn (SNH) def. SHCHERBAKOVA, Nastia (CHC) 6-0, 6-4

2. DENNIS, Kelly (CHC) def. Amanda Albuquerque (SNH) 6-0, 6-2

3. Diana Vamvakitis (SNH) def. PARAPOURAS, Maria (CHC) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

4. OECHSLE, Morgan (CHC) def. Jamie Hann (SNH) 8-4

5. Samantha Jean (SNH) def. KNOTT, Danielle (CHC) 6-4, 6-2

6. Kirsten Jean (SNH) def. PUHL, Lexis (CHC) 6-1, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

1. SHCHERBAKOVA, Nastia/DENNIS, Kelly (CHC) def. Alena Mukdaprakorn/Amanda Albuquerque (SNH) 8-4

2. Diana Vamvakitis/Jamie Hann (SNH) def. PARAPOURAS, Maria/OECHSLE, Morgan (CHC) 8-6

3. Samantha Jean/Kirsten Jean (SNH) def. KNOTT, Danielle/PUHL, Lexis (CHC) 8-2

 

Match Notes

Chestnut Hill 16-4; Regional ranking #6

So. New Hampshire 8-4; National ranking #45; Regional ranking #4

Official: Wayne Kuhnly T-2:58 A-50