Stonehill Opens with Win at Assumption, 7-2

Junior Analine Kump earned wins at No. 2 singles and doubles to lead the Skyhawks today.

Maloney earns first win as Kump leads Skyhawks double-winners 

HOLDEN, Mass. (September 9, 2014) – Stonehill College opened its 2014 season with a 7-2 triumph over Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference women's tennis action at Wachusett Regional High School this afternoon.

Stonehill handed head coach Marc Maloney his first career win in his debut for the Skyhawks as junior Analise Kump (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) led the double-winners with wins at No. 2 singles and doubles. She and freshman Emma Prinos (Foxboro, Massachusetts/Foxboro) opened by teaming up for an 8-3 doubles victory and then Kump added a 6-0, 6-2 singles triumph over Assumption freshman Cassie Burbine (Londonderry, New Hampshire/Londonderry). Prinos was also a double-winner in her collegiate debut after claiming a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 4 singles against junior Marie Black (Palmyra, New York/Palmyra-Macedon).

Senior Meryl Lawrence (North Scituate, Rhode Island/Mount Saint Charles Academy) and freshman Colleen O'Donnell (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) rounded out the double-winners for Stonehill, with the duo combining for an 8-2 decision at No. 3 doubles as the Skyhawks carried a 2-1 match advantage following doubles play. Lawrence followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles against sophomore Kristen Carbone (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle-Cassidy), while O'Donnell registered a 6-1, 6-2 decision over junior Cassy Waung (Bolton, Connecticut/East Catholic) at No. 6. Junior Bailey Paradiso (Birmingham, Michigan/Marian) also earned a point for the Skyhawks, who won five of six singles matches to clinch the win, with her 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over sophomore Hannah Riley (Ellington, Connecticut/Ellington).

Freshman Aida Vila (Girona, Spain) earned the lone singles point for Assumption by rallying for a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 10-2 triumph at No. 1 singles against Stonehill freshman Victoria Barbetta (Wesley Chapel, Florida/Saddlebrook Prep). Burbine and Riley earned the Greyhounds a point with their 8-5 decision at No. 1 doubles against Barbetta and Paradiso.

Stonehill (1-0, 1-0 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Le Moyne College for a Northeast-10 matchup at 11 a.m. Assumption (0-2, 0-1 NE-10) visits College of the Holy Cross on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

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