Stonehill Sweeps NE-10 Weekly Women’s Tennis Awards



Paradiso earns Player of the Week honors for second time this season
DePasquale collects Rookie of the Week honors for first time 

EASTON, Mass. (March 25, 2014) – Stonehill College has swept the Northeast-10 Conference women's tennis weekly awards with sophomore Bailey Paradiso (Birmingham, Mich./Marian) earning Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, while freshman Amanda DePasquale (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) has been named the NE-10's Freshman of the Week for the first time.

Paradiso is one of three Stonehill women's tennis student-athletes to collect Player of the Week accolades this season, along with senior Kaitlyn Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Medway) on September 24, and sophomore Analise Kump (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) who earned the honors last week to give the Skyhawks back-to-back award winners. DePasquale joins classmate Lorraine Smith (Littleton, Colo./D'Evelyn) as NE-10 Rookie of the Week selections this year after Smith earned the honors back on September 24.

Paradiso, who has now been named the NE-10 Player of the Week four times over her two year career, posted a combined 4-0 record in singles and doubles play for Stonehill over two events last week. She was a double-winner in the Skyhawks 8-1 victory over Assumption College in their lone dual match of the week and then teamed up with Martin to win the Flight A doubles bracket at Sunday's Wheaton College Invitational. Paradiso and sophomore Kirsti Toegemann (Narragansett, R.I./The Lincoln School) posted an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles against the Greyhounds before she added a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of senior Paige Gilet at No. 2 singles.

Paradiso and Martin opened Sunday's Wheaton Invitational with an 8-2 semifinal round win over Caroline DiNicola and Michelle Trainor from Wheaton before blanking another Wheaton tandem of Jessica Moore and Izzy Gorham 8-0 in the final.

Paradiso is a combined 26-7 in singles and doubles play this season. She has posted an 11-4 singles mark, including 6-0 against Northeast-10 opposition, while registering a 15-3 doubles clip with three different playing partners. She and Toegemann are ranked ninth in the most recent ITA East doubles rankings with a 6-2 record overall, including 3-0 in league play.

Paradiso, who earned NE-10 All-Rookie team honors as well as All-Northeast-10 second team accolades at No. 3 doubles with Kump as a freshman, has posted a 68-24 record overall in singles and doubles play over her two seasons at Stonehill. She owns a 26-16 (.619) singles record to go with an overall doubles mark of 42-8 (.840), posting a 14-4 singles record in NE-10 matches and 17-1 (.944) doubles clip in league play. Paradiso was ranked as high as 12th in the ITA East singles rankings as a freshman, becoming the first singles player in program history to earn a regional ranking.

DePasquale reached two flight finals and finished with a 2-1 combined record for Stonehill at Sunday's Wheaton Invitational. She placed second in the Flight C singles bracket, posting a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Caroline McCarthy from Roger Williams University in the semifinals before falling to Wheaton's Sarah Crom 6-4, 6-4 in the final. DePasquale also teamed up with sophomore Caitlin McKinney (Braintree, Mass./Braintree) to reach the Flight B doubles final with an 8-5 decision over Caroline Stanclift and Stassy Furber from Wheaton in the semifinals. Their finals match was not played as both Skyhawks were also competing in singles finals.

DePasquale is a combined 9-2 in singles and doubles play during her first collegiate season for Stonehill. She has recorded a 2-1 singles mark to go with a 7-1 doubles record with three different playing partners. DePasquale and Paradiso have been paired together six times, posting a 5-1 record, winning their lone NE-10 match, with a 3-0 clip at No. 3 doubles. DePasquale was named to both the NE-10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Rolls for her efforts in the classroom for the Fall 2013 semester.

Stonehill (12-2, 6-0 NE-10), ranked ninth in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II East Regional rankings release last Wednesday, is in action this afternoon with a Northeast-10 dual match against rival Bentley University at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex at 3 p.m.

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