Tennis falls to St. Joseph (CT) 8-1 on Senior Day

Tennis falls to St. Joseph (CT) 8-1 on Senior Day

North Adams, MA- The MCLA Women's Tennis team dropped their season finale to visiting St. Joseph (CT) by a score of 8-1 this afternoon.  With the setback, the Trailblazers end their season at 4-7 while the Blue Jays improve to 5-6.

The game marked the final ones in the career of Mariza Sfakianaki, Ashley Juskhas, and Katherine Grill.

USJ had to work hard, but ultimately took a 3-0 lead after doubles play.  Lucy Roberge and Leah Nguyen defeated Sfakianaki and Sam Gawron 9-7 to earn the first doubles point.  Catherine Baum and Ashley Savino then handled Briana Higgins and Juskhas 8-6 to take a 2-0 lead.  Domonique Carnot and Emily McAllister defeated Lauren Kexel and Grill heading into singles play with a 3-0 lead.

The Blue Jays would take five of the six singles matches, including the last four in convincing fashion.  The top two singles matches were hotly contested however.  Roberge would outlast Sfakianaki in the top slot as she was victorious 6-7, 6-4, 10-7.

Gawron would earn the lone point for MCLA collecting a 6-0, 6-3 win in the second slot.