|OCTOBER 14 | 10 AM
NORTH READING HIGH SCHOOL
NORTH READING, MASS.
| SERIES: Suffolk trails, 2-21 (2000)
LAST MEETING: Oct. 22, 2016, L 5-2
BOSTON – Suffolk women's tennis' regular season finale features the Sharks of Simmons visiting North Reading High School Saturday, Oct. 14 for a 10 a.m. first serve.
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With Nakamura and Rathlev in the lineup, Suffolk has produced a 34-25 overall record and a 17-4 mark against conference competition throughout the last four years. The pair have helped the Rams to three GNAC semifinals runs and look to anchor the blue-and-gold back to GNAC glory this season.
Individually, Nakamura has comprised a singles record of 13-12 to go along with a doubles mark of 18-13. Rathlev, meanwhile, shined in doubles play, putting together a mark of 31-14.
When the two teamed up in doubles action throughout their careers, they combined for an 11-5 record on courts two and three.
LAST TIME OUT
Johnson & Wales blanked Suffolk women's tennis, 9-0, at Centre Courts Wednesday afternoon as the Rams wrapped up its six-match road swing.
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With one match remaining, Suffolk is in a tie for third in the league standings with Simmons with an identical 3-2 conference record. Overall, Suffolk stands at 7-5.
Throughout the season Delaney Dunlap has held down the ace position for the blue-and-gold with the junior mirroring the team's 7-5 record in singles action. Danlyn Medou has the most consistent racquet for the Rams as the sophomore sports an 8-3 ledger in the lower end of the ladder.
On the doubles court, the partnership of Dunlap and Keely Hardy lead the way with a 6-2 mark on courts one (0-1) and two (6-1).
Simmons (8-5, 3-2 GNAC) bounced back from a 9-0 setback to Johnson & Wales with an out of league 7-2 win at Smith to prep for Saturday's showdown at Suffolk.
Jessica Schroedl and Nickie Nguyen have each played as the Sharks ace this season. Schroedel is 3-6 in the top spot, while Nugyen is 2-0. Overall, Nguyen sports an even 5-5 record. Celia Speth brings in the best singles record at 8-3 playing in the lower half of the lineup.
In doubles, the team of Marissa Johnson and Nguyen sit 5-6 including a 2-0 mark as Simmons' top tandem.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Since 2000, Suffolk has met Simmons 23 times and trails the all-time series 2-21.
- The Rams only victories over the Sharks came back-to-back in the 2007 season with a 5-4 thriller and 6-3 decision.
- The Sharks have shutout the blue-and-gold five times with the last Simmons cleansheet over Suffolk coming in 2013.
Suffolk awaits the seeding of the 2017 GNAC Championship with first round action set for Wednesday, Oct. 18.