When and Where: September 22, 2018 – Hooksett, N.H. (SNHU Tennis Courts at Penmen Stadium)
Score: University of New Haven 4, Southern New Hampshire University 3
Records: New Haven 2-1 (1-1 NE10), SNHU 2-3 (1-2 NE10)
Senior Sofia Morais (Porto, Portugal), and freshmen Alexxa Etienne (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and Elizabeth Dwyer (Cutchogue, N.Y.) each won their singles match, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's tennis team was narrowly beaten by the University of New Haven, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Tennis Courts at Penmen Stadium.
- Morais toppled Stephanie Gonzalez, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), at No. 2 singles.
- Etienne was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Lilia Rodriguez at No. 3 singles.
- Dwyer knocked off Lauryn Burridge, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After New Haven swept all three doubles to earn the point, it also won at Nos. 6 and 1 singles to take a commanding 3-0 lead.
- Etienne, Dwyer and Morais then came away victorious to pull the Penmen even at 3-all.
- Senior Rachel Wagner (Framingham, Mass.) then dropped her first set at No. 4 singles against Nicole Mika, 6-1, before roaring back with a 7-6 (7-2) win to tie it. Mika, however, would earn New Haven the victory with a 6-2 triumph in the final set.
- This is the earliest in the year the Penmen, who have been missing their No. 1 player all season, have reached three losses since 2007-08.
- The Penmen are back in action Sunday, Sept. 23 (1 p.m.) when they play host to American International College.
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