September 25, 2011

Hounds Women's Tennis Falls to Merrimack, 7-2

Worcester, Mass. (September 25) -- The women's tennis team lost to Merrimack, 7-2, on Sunday.

The first doubles team of Christine Lyons (Holden, Mass/Worcester Academy) and Jennifer Erickson (Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury) defeated Shakee Messina and Courtney Garvey, 8-2. Lyons also played number one singles for the Hounds, and fell to Messina 6-2, 6-3. Head coach Kendyl Ahlgrim said Lyons battled against a tough competitor in her first conference match as a freshman.

Abby Blaisdell (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) battled through a three-set point, but ended up falling 6-1, 5-7, 7-5.

In number six singles, Marissa Charles (Mystic, Conn./Saint Bernard) defeated Kylie Waddington, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

"She showed her seniority and fight with that victory," Ahlgrim said.

The Hounds fall to 1-2 with the loss and 0-1 in the Northeast-10.

The Hounds hit the courts next on Sept. 28th against Southern New Hampshire. The Hounds will host the match which will start at 4:00 p.m.

Match Scores:


Assumption Christine Lyons and Jennifer Erickson over Shakee Messina & Courtney Garvey, 8-2

Merrimack Mollie Fitzgerald and Kara Hole over Abby Blaisdell and Erica Micciche, 8-1

Merrimack Kylie Waddington and Alyx Barnes over Meg Hall and Marissa Charles, 8-1


Merrimack Messina OVER Lyons, 6-2, 6-3

Merrimack Hole OVER Erickson, 6-2, 6-0

Merrimack Garvey OVER Micciche 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)

Merrimack Barnes OVER Blaisdell 1-6, 7-5, 7-5

Merrimack Fitzgerald OVER Paige Gilet, 6-3, 6-0

Assumption Charles OVER Waddington, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5