When and Where: October 11, 2017 – Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Tennis Courts)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 6, Colby-Sawyer College 3
Records: SNHU 7-3, CSC 12-1
Juniors Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) and Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal), as well as freshman Casey Burns (Westbrook, Conn.), all won both their matches, as the Southern New Hampshire University women's tennis team handed Colby-Sawyer College its first loss of the year Wednesday, 6-3, at the SNHU Tennis Courts.
Southern New Hampshire moved out to a 1-0 lead when Morais and sophomore Catherine LaChance (Wilbraham, Mass.) combined for an 8-4 victory against Lauren Blanchard and Maddy Gemerek at No. 3 doubles. Sala and Burns then made it 2-0 with an 8-5 triumph over Ashley Woodside and Yashu Yang at No. 1 doubles, before Colby-Sawyer salvaged doubles play with a 9-7 win at No. 2 from Aislinn O'Connor and Evelyn Miller over the duo of junior Kaitlyn Poje (E. Stroudsburg, Pa.) and senior Lindsay Baum (No. Salem, N.Y.).
Burns opened singles play by breezing past O'Connor, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4, making it 3-1. Morais battled for a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles against Yang, before Sala clinched the match against Woodside, winning, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles to give the Penmen a 5-1 advantage.
After Miller pulled out a 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 win over Poje at No. 3 singles, Baum added another point for SNHU by downing Gemerek, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5 singles. The Chargers capped the match by winning at No. 6.
- Sala has now won seven straight dual-match singles bouts.
The Penmen return to action Saturday, Oct. 14 (11 a.m.) when they play host to Saint Michael's College at the SNHU Tennis Courts.
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