Boston, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus College women's tennis team saw their season come to an end with a 5-0 road loss to No. 3 Simmons College in the opening round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament on Wednesday evening.
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (7-8) | Simmons (10-5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
In doubles action, the hosts won all three matches to take an early edge entering singles play. The duo of Jessica Coughlin (Durham, Conn.) and Kelsea Wildman (Hamden, Conn.) put up a strong fight at No. 2 doubles, but fell short, 8-6, to Celia Speth and Paola Rios. The Falcons tandem of Alicia Weaver (Bethel, Conn.) and Izzy Sabino (Cheshire, Conn.) was unable to stop Nickie Nguyen and Marissa Johnson from taking No. 1 doubles, 8-1.
In singles play, the Sharks locked up the win after posting back-to-back wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Simmons Paola Rios defeated Nallely Magana (East Haven, Conn.) at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0. At No. 6 singles, Olivia Lakes outlasted Paige Williams (Orange County, Va.) to score the win and help the Sharks move on to the semifinals.
1. Nickie Nguyen (SIMWT) vs. Alicia Weaver (AMCWT17) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
2. Marissa Johnson (SIMWT) vs. Jessica Coughlin (AMCWT17) 6-0, 3-3, unfinished
3. Michelle Medici (SIMWT) vs. Izzy Sabino (AMCWT17) 3-6, 1-0, unfinished
4. Celia Speth (SIMWT) vs. Kelsea Wildman (AMCWT17) 6-2, 5-0, unfinished
5. Paola Rios (SIMWT) def. Nallely Magana (AMCWT17) 6-0, 6-0
6. Olivia Lakes (SIMWT) def. Paige Williams (AMCWT17) 6-1, 6-2
1. Nickie Nguyen/Marissa Johnson (SIMWT) def. Alicia Weaver/Izzy Sabino (AMCWT17) 8-1
2. Celia Speth/Paola Rios (SIMWT) def. Jessica Coughlin/Kelsea Wildman (AMCWT17) 8-6
3. Michelle Medici/Olivia Lakes (SIMWT) def. Nallely Magana/Lakhena Rath (AMCWT17) 8-0