Women defeat NYU, lose to Vassar

The women’s tennis team saw their four-match winning streak break on Saturday, but rebounded Sunday to go 1-1 over the weekend.

The team bounced back from Saturday’s setback with a victory over New York University (NYU), 6-2.

The Lions collected four victories in singles and two in doubles. Freshman Kristen Kerplacki was also victorious on Sunday, with a 6-1, 6-3 victory of NYU’s Tess Coverman. This brings her season record for the season to 20-2 (14-1 in dual matches).

With an 8-1 victory on Sunday, the second doubles team of Kerplacki and freshman Jackie Gavornik upped their record to 18-2 overall.

Also victorious for the Lions were Gavornik in third singles, sophomore Katie D’Amato in fourth singles, junior Katie Richards in sixth singles and the team of D’Amato and Richards in third doubles.

The Violets were only able to win two singles victories, junior Michelle Dest defeated senior Kelly Hernandez 0-6, 6-4, 6-2 and sophomore Meghan Hayes defeated junior Kelli Emery 6-4, 6-1.

Brewers 7, Lions 2

The team dropped to a record of 12-2 on Saturday with a 7-2 loss to Vassar College, a team currently ranked fifth in the nation. Kerplacki was the sole singles winner for the Lions, winning 7-5, 6-4 in second singles against Vassar’s Alexis Neider.

Kerplacki and Gavornik also teamed for the other point for the Lions with an 8-3 victory in second singles.

Prior to the matches, the final one at home this season, the team celebrated Senior Day by honoring its two seniors, Hernandez and Natalie Morelli.

The team is currently 13-2 on the season.

Upcoming Game

The Lions will finish their regular season this week with a match on Wednesday, April 16 at Bates College at 11 a.m.