Quartet Takes Pair of Matches Apiece, Women's Tennis Hands Collins First Coaching Win

Quartet Takes Pair of Matches Apiece, Women's Tennis Hands Collins First Coaching Win

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Four Saint Michael's College women's tennis players won twice on Wednesday during a 6-1 victory against the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in the Tarrant Recreation Center. Megan Collins earned the first win of her college head coaching career in the process.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (1-1), SUNY Plattsburgh (1-2)

LEADERS

  • Senior Abby Edelmann (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional), 2 wins
  • Senior Elly McKenna (Lowell, Mass./Lowell Catholic), 2 wins
  • Junior Ava Albis (Hamden, Conn./Hamden), 2 wins
  • Junior Bree Cotroneo (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury Union), 2 wins
  • Senior Annie Serkes (Garden City, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy), 1 win

MATCH FACTS

  • Cotroneo earned the first wins of her career.
  • Albis and McKenna improved to 2-0 in doubles this season. McKenna is now 10-4 for her career.
  • McKenna claimed her initial singles win since Oct. 2, 2018, appearing in just her sixth singles match today.
  • Albis and Serkes remained perfect in singles, both moving to 2-0.
  • Megan Collins secured the first victory of her college head coaching career.
  • The Purple Knights won their 14th consecutive meeting with the Cardinals, improving to 19-5 since the series began in 1980.

THE ACTION

  • The Purple Knights clinched the doubles point with a pair of tidy victories, as Albis and McKenna sided for a 6-1 win at No. 1 before Cotroneo and Edelmann completed a 6-2 triumph in the second spot.
  • Serkes and senior Sarah Knickerbocker (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) fell by a slim 6-4 count at No. 3.
  • During singles play, Cotroneo (6-1, 6-2) and Albis (6-2, 6-1) downed their foes at No. 3 and 1, respectively, in succession to push the Purple Knights to a 3-0 lead.
  • Edelmann secured Saint Michael's the team victory by outlasting her opponent in the second spot, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.
  • McKenna (6-0, 6-3) and Serkes (6-2, 6-3) followed with straight-set victories in the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
  • Knickerbocker put together a close opening set during an eventual 7-5, 6-1 loss at No. 6.

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