Jennifer Erickson leads Greyhounds women's tennis past New Haven, 7-2, in Northeast-10 match

October 4, 2008

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Assumption 7, New Haven 2

AMITY, CT --- Freshmen JENNIFER ERICKSON (Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) and MARISSA CHARLES (Mystic, CT/Saint Bernard) both remained undefeated as Assumption College defeated the University of New Haven, 7-2, in Northeast-10 Conference women's tennis action here SATURDAY at the Amity High School courts.

The Greyhounds are now 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while New Haven slides to 0-3, 0-3.

Erickson is now 2-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles playing with freshman SAMANTHA JEAN (Bedford, NH/Manchester West). Erickson ousted New Haven sophomore KRISTINA BENSLEY (Matamoras, PA/Delaware Valley) in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. The doubles tandem blanked their counterparts, Bensley and NOELLE POLHEMUAS (West Haven, CT/West Haven), 8-0.

Freshman dominated the match for the Greyhounds: MELISSA FERRY (Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) won at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles; Jean won at No. 3 singles and teamed with Erickson at No. 1 doubles, and Charles won at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles. Charles is now 2-0 in both singles and doubles.

The Greyhounds are next in action Sunday, October 12 when they travel to Northeast-10 Conference rival Franklin Pierce University at 11 a.m.



1, Assumption, Jennifer ERICKSON (Fr., Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) def. New Haven, Kristina BENSLEY (So., Matamoras, PA/Delaware Valley), 6-1, 6-1;

2, Assumption, Melissa FERRY (Fr., Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) def. New Haven, Noelle POLHEMUS (Fr., West Haven, CT/West Haven), 6-3, 6-1;

3, Assumption, Samantha JEAN (Fr., Bedford, NH/Manchester West) def. New Haven, Leah SMITH (So., Bristol, CT/Bristol Eastern), 6-0, 6-1;

4, Assumption, Marissa CHARLES (Fr., Mystic, CT/Saint Bernard) def. New Haven, Chelsea ANNESE (Fr., Topsham, ME/Mount Ararat), 3-6, 6-4, 10-4 (superset)

5, New Haven, Alison MAHONY (Fr., Bristol, CT/Bristol Eastern) def. Assumption, Grace FOX (So., Warwick, RI/Toll Gate), 6-3, 7-6 (12-10, tiebreaker)

6, Assumption, Grace O'NEIL (Jr., Rumford, RI/Saint Mary-Bay View) def. New Haven, Mariana ZAHORIA (Jr., Lindenhurst, NJ/Lindenhurst), 7 5, 6-0


1, Assumption, ERICKSON and JEAN def. New Haven, BENSLEY and POLHEMUS, 8-0

2, New Haven, SMITH and ANNESE def. Assumption, FOX and Caitlin HARVEY (Jr., Rutland, MA/Wachusett), 8-5;

3, Assumption, FERRY and CHARLES def. New Haven, Lauren GANNON (So., Mahopac, NY/Lakeland) and Caitlin WITUCKI (Sr., Milford, NJ/Delaware Valley), 8-5

TEAM RECORDS: Assumption is now 1-1 overall, 1-1 in the conference; New Haven is now 0-3 overall, 0-3 in the conference