POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Freshman Tessa Lewis (Lewiston, N.Y.) came back to win the final singles' match of the day at the sixth spot and the Marist women's tennis team defeated Niagara 4-3 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) match on Saturday. The game was played indoors at the Dutchess Racquet Club due to inclement weather.
After dropping the first set 6-4, Lewis came back to beat her opponent in the next two sets 6-1 and 6-3 to win the match for the Red Foxes (6-4, 2-0 MAAC).
The Red Foxes continue MAAC play with a home match versus Fairfield on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. It is a rematch of the 2011 MAAC Championship where Marist upset the top-seeded Stags 4-3.
Hansen (N) def. Raynor (M): 6-5, 2-6, 6-4
Ta (N) def. McCarthy (M): 6-4, 1-6, 6-0
Sun (M) def. Celan (N): 6-3, 6-2
Ortiz (N) def. Tahir (M): 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
O'Donovan (M) def. Zilka (N): 6-3, 6-2
Lewis (M) def. Sardellitti (N): 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Raynor/McCarthy (M) def. Hansen/Celan (N): 8-2
Ta/Ortiz (N) def. Sun/Tahir (M): 8-2
O'Donovan/Lewis (M) def. Sardellitti/Zilka (N): 8-6