BELMONT, Mass. – The Suffolk women's tennis team fell in its GNAC debut, 8-1, to Colby Sawyer Saturday afternoon at the Belmont Hill School.
SCORE: Suffolk 1 | Colby Sawyer 8
RECORDS: Suffolk (0-2, 0-1 GNAC) | Colby Sawyer (1-2, 1-0 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Chargers took both double matches and a default by the Rams on the third court gave the visitors a three-point cushion as the match transitioned into singles play.
Alyssa Blade put the Rams on the board with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Margaret Fox from the fifth spot.
Suffolk could not make up any more ground, however, as Colby Sawyer captured victories on courts one through four and a Rams' default in the sixth slot sealed the Chargers, 8-1 wining fate.
1 – Yashua Yang (Colby Sawyer) defeated Ilda Ascic (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-1
2 – Alexa Conlin (Colby Sawyer) defeated Kendall Smith (Suffolk), 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
3 – Amira Eid (Colby Sawyer) defeated Jordan Miller (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-3
4 – Juliet Henderson (Colby Sawyer) defeated Bianca Prescott (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-3
5 – Alyssa Blade (Suffolk) defeated Margaret Fox (Colby Sawyer), 6-2, 6-4
6 – Maddy Belanger (Colby Sawyer), won by default
1 – Yashua Yang/Alexa Conlin (Colby Sawyer) defeated Ilda Ascic/Kendall Smith (Suffolk), 8-2
2 – Amira Eid/Juliet Henderson (Colby Sawyer) defeated Jordan Miller/Bianca Prescott (Suffolk), 8-6
3 – Margaret Fox/Hannah Hasser (Colby Sawyer), won by default
Order of Finish: Singles (5, 1, 3, 4, 2) Doubles (1, 2)
- Blade became the first Ram to register a point against the Chargers since the inaugural meeting in 1993.
Suffolk concludes a three-match, season-opening home stretch Monday, Sept. 9 against Roger Williams. First serve is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.