Women's Tennis Fall To Simmons, 7-2 In GNAC Opener

Women's Tennis Fall To Simmons, 7-2 In GNAC Opener

The Suffolk University Women's Tennis team dropped their Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) opener to the Simmons College Sharks, 7-2 on Wednesday evening at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols.

Suffolk won a pair of singles matches as sophomore Aidiana Sagyndykova (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and junior Rebecca Eshoo (Farmington, Conn.) earned both victories on the night for the Rams.

Sagyndykova took the top singles game by scores of 6-1, 6-4 over the Sharks' sophomore Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio).

Eshoo came back in the third singles game for her first win of the season in individual play. After dropped the first set 4-6, Eshoo managed to come away with a 7-5 victory in the second set. Eshoo would win the game in a 13-11 super tiebreak.

Junior Meg Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) was a double winner for Simmons on the evening.

Cokely earned a win at second singles for Simmons over senior Adrianna Garrett (Plymouth, Mass.) in straight 6-0 sets and later combined with classmate Caroline Khoury (Portsmouth, Ohio) to defeat Garrett and Sagyndykova 8-4, at number one doubles.

Simmons returns to the courts on Saturday, September 20 when it heads to Providence, R.I. to take on Johnson & Wales University at 1:00 p.m. in GNAC play.

Suffolk hosts Wentworth Institute of Technology on September 25 at 5:30 p.m at B, B & N.