POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – In a match with important MAAC implications in the standings, the Marist Women’s Tennis team earned a hard-fought 4-3 win over Loyola at home on Sunday. After recognizing their two women senior class of Joana Sun (Mansfield, Mass.) and Kelsey Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.), the Red Foxes came out on top of the Greyhounds with four wins in singles action.
Junior Marielle Campbell (Patterson, N.Y.) made the shortest work of her opposition as she defeated Scarlett Hoy at fourth singles with a 6-2, 6-1 result.
Freshmen Karly Pang (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Lisa Ventimiglia (Bayside, N.Y.) followed up Campbell with quick wins over Greyhounds as Pang took the second singles victory over Haleigh Morgus 6-2, 6-2, while Ventimiglia went 6-2, 7-5 over Olivia Ott at fifth singles.
Sun clinched the win for the Red Foxes after battling Emily Hughes into a tie-breaker in the second set. After winning the first set 6-4, the senior took the match win with a 7-6 (7-4) decision.
After teaming with sophomore Sabrina Tahir (Yonkers, N.Y.) in doubles to win their number two doubles match 8-0, Raynor came out in singles play and nearly went 2-for-2 on the day with a three-set bout versus Loyola’s Megan Hahn. After winning in the first set 6-1, Raynor was defeated in the final two sets 6-3 and 6-4.
The Red Foxes wrap up their final week of regular season MAAC play with a Tuesday matchup at home versus Saint Peter’s at 3 p.m. After playing the Peacocks, Marist will take on Siena at home and Niagara on the road with the hope of qualifying for the 2013 MAAC Championships.
Marist 4 – Loyola 3 – April 14, 2013
At Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1. Hughes/Morgus (LOY) def. Sun/Pang, 8-2
2. Raynor/Tahir (MAR) def. Hahn/Ott, 8-0
3. Ash/Hoy (LOY) def. Carlay/Eastman, 8-2
1. Megan Hahn (LOY) def. Kelsey Raynor, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Karly Pang (MAR) def. Haleigh Morgus, 6-2, 6-2
3. Joana Sun (MAR) def. Emily Hughes, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Marielle Campbell (MAR) def. Scarlett Hoy, 6-2, 6-1
5. Lisa Ventimiglia (MAR) def. Olivia Ott, 6-2, 7-5
6. Tiffany Ash (LOY) def. Kaye Eastman, 6-1, 6-4