WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – In its fourth straight road match, the Suffolk women's tennis team was at the wrong end of a 6-3 GNAC decision against St. Joseph (Conn.) Saturday afternoon at Hall High School.
SCORE: Suffolk 3 | Saint Joseph (Conn.) 6
RECORDS: Suffolk (1-8, 1-3 GNAC) | Saint Joseph (Conn.) (4-3, 2-1 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
USJ pulled away in the doubles play with wins from the second and third positions, respectively. Suffolk did get on the board in doubles action though thanks to its top tandem of Ilda Ascic and Kendall Smith, who collected the closing doubles point for the Rams with an 8-5 victory over Jess McAlister and Elaine Griffiths.
Ascic carried her winning momentum into singles as Suffolk's ace cruised to a golden match against McAllister.
The Blue Jays set up match point with a win on court four before clinching the conference victory with a fifth court triumph.
With the match already sealed up in St. Joseph's favor, Suffolk added one more mark in the point column behind Bianca Prescott's, 6-3, 6-2, triumph in the sixth slot.
1 – Ilda Ascic (Suffolk) defeated Jess McAllister (USJ),6-0, 6-0
2 – Domonique Carnot (USJ) defeated Kendall Smith (Suffolk), 6-3, 6-0
3 – Elaina Griffiths (USJ) defeated Jordan Miller (Suffolk), 6-4, 6-2
4 – Emily Kerr (USJ) defeated Barbara Consales (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-0
5 – Carolyn Callahan (USJ) defeated Alyssa Blade (Suffolk), 6-1, 6-1
6 – Bianca Prescott (Suffolk) defeated Elke Moser Melis (USJ), 6-3, 6-2
1 – Ilda Ascic/ Kendall Smith (Suffolk) defeated Jess McAllister/ Elaina Griffiths (USJ), 8-5
2 – Marie Emerson/ Carolyn Callahan (USJ) defeated Jordan Miller/ Bianca Prescott (Suffolk), 8-4
3 – Domonique Carnot/ Emily Kerr (USJ) defeated Alyssa Blade/ Barbara Consales (Suffolk), 8-2
ORDER OF FINISH| Singles (1, 4, 5, 6, 2, 3) | Doubles (3, 2, 1)
- Ascic and Smith have teamed up to win at singles No. 1 for the third time this season.
- Ascic recorded her first-ever golden match. Overall, the sophomore owns three golden sets, a pair for this afternoon on the top court today, and one from the second slot against Rhode Island College, Sept. 4, 2018.
With four matches remaining on the regular-season slate, Suffolk wraps its September schedule next Saturday, Sept. 28 against Simmons. First serve at Daly Field is scheduled for 12 p.m.