BOSTON – The Suffolk women's tennis team landed on the right side of a 5-4 decision for the first time this season as Elena Cisneros Garcia maintained her composure and sent the Rams over Salve Regina, 5-4, at the Antone Center Tennis Courts Thursday afternoon.
SCORE: Suffolk 5, Salve Regina 4
RECORDS: Suffolk (6-4) | Salve Regina (2-9)
HOW IT HAPPENED
With the score level at 4-all, Cisneros Garcia, a junior in the third position, took down the Seahawks Erin Stangel, 7-5, 6-3, to lift the Rams to victory.
Salve Regina was first on the board as the tandem of Abigail Burke and Anna Godshalk defeated Ahilya Malhoutra and Danlyn Medou, 8-3, at No. 3. The Seahawks stretched their lead to 2-0 as Laura Krick and Stangel took down Delaney Dunlap and Keely Hardy, 8-4, on the first court.
Malhoutra leveled the playing field at 2-all as the freshman put together a 6-1, 6-0 decision in the sixth spot over Annemarie Haas.
The team's traded points from there, as Rathlev fell to Gaspard, 6-1, 6-1, in the second spot, before the reigning GNAC Corvias Player of the Medou, bested Carlin, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 5.
Hardy's 7-5, 6-2, loss to Burke on court four preceded Dunlap's 6-3, 6-1, victory over Krick on the top court to set up Cisernos Garcia heroic win.
- Suffolk extended its win streak to four, marking a season-best, and the most consecutive victories since stringing five together to open October (1-10) last season.
- The win marked the second straight over Salve Regina for Suffolk.
- The series started 34 years ago and is now even at three wins apiece.
Suffolk takes its four-match win streak back into conference competition this weekend as the Rams make the trip to Saint Joseph (Conn.) Saturday, Oct. 7 for a 1 p.m. serve.
1 - Delaney Dunlap (SUF) defeated Laura Krick (SRU) 6-3, 6-1
2 - Priscilla Gaspard (SRU) defeated Isabel Rathlev (SUF) 6-1, 6-1
3 - Elena Cisneros Garci (SUF) defeated Erin Stangel (SRU) 7-5, 6-3
4 - Abigail Burke (SRU) defeated Keely Hardy (SUF) 7-5, 6-2
5 - Danlyn Medou (SUF) defeated Darcy Carlin (SRU) 6-1, 6-1
6 - Ahilya Malhoutra (SUF) defeated Annemarie Haas (SRU) 6-1, 6-0
1 - Laura Krick/Erin Stangel (SRU) defeated Delaney Dunlap/Keely Hardy (SUF) 8-4
2 - Isabel Rathlev/Jacquelyn Nakamura (SUF) defeated Darcy Carlin/Priscilla Gaspard (SRU) 9-7
3 - Abigail Burke/Anna Godshalk (SRU) defeated Ahilya Malhoutra/Danlyn Medou
Order of Finish: D (3,1,2); S (6,2,5,1,4,3)