Women's Tennis Celebrates Senior Day Win Over AIC, 8-1

Vo earned points with wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles today.

Vo posts wins at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles as 11 Skyhawks see action

EASTON, Mass. (October 7, 2017) – Stonehill College, ranked No. 6 in the latest Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II East Regional rankings, honored its five seniors with an 8-1 victory over American International College as 11 of the 12 Skyhawks on the roster saw action in Northeast-10 Conference women's tennis play at Charles Watt Tennis Courts this afternoon.

Sophomore Alexandra Vo (Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania/Nazareth Academy) was the lone double-winner as Stonehill played 11 of its 12 on the roster, including all five seniors, to extend its season-opening winning streak to eight matches for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Vo teamed up with classmate Annelise Howick (Jacksonville, Florida/Creekside) for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. Vo followed that up with a 6-1, 6-3 decision over AIC junior Carleyah McLean (Pickering, Ontario/Dunbarton) at No. 2 singles.

Stonehill didn't drop a game below No. 1 doubles or No. 2 singles for the afternoon. Seniors Janet Haas (Northbridge, Massachusetts/Northbridge) and Melissa Parker (Madison, Connecticut/Daniel Hand) breezed to an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles for the Skyhawks first point of the match. Classmates Colleen O'Donnell (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) and Emma Prinos (Foxborough, Massachusetts/Foxborough) also blanked their opponents at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively, with Prinos' 6-0, 6-0 win over freshman Connie Yew (Bronx, New York/High School of Economics and Finance) providing the Skyhawks with the deciding fifth point.

Junior Nicole Downey (Groveland, Massachusetts/Pentucket Regional) and freshman Kate Cunningham (Somerset, England/IMG Academy (Fla.)) each added singles wins for Stonehill, while sophomore Caroline Ray (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) and freshman Bethany Hammond (Belgrade, Maine/St. Dominic's) teamed up for a win at No. 2 doubles.

Freshman Meritxell Jimeno-Vicente (Barcelona, Spain) collected AIC's lone point with her 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles against Stonehill senior Victoria Barbetta (Wesley Chapel, Florida/Saddlebrook Prep).          

Stonehill (8-0, 7-0 NE10) is back in action on Wednesday, when it visits Merrimack College, ranked tenth in the East region, for an NE10 match at 3 p.m. The Skyhawks return to Watt Courts next Saturday, October 14, to host Assumption College at 3 p.m. American International (1-9, 1-7 NE10) hosts Assumption tomorrow at noon.

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