Women's Tennis finishes, celebrates seniors

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Kate Bagger

Tennis Team faced Bentley at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. Although Assumption lost to Bentley 6-3, it was an exciting contest because after the doubles matches, Assumption was in the lead 2-1.

Ludmila Yamus of Bentley defeated Hannah Riley of Assumption 6-4, 6-1. The two players had a strong match with near perfect serves and outstanding placement of the ball on the court. Catherine Gianino of Bentley defeated Paige Gilet of Assumption 6-1, 6-0. Rachel Petrini of Bentley defeated Assumption’s Kristen Carbone 7-5, 6-2.

Melanie Scott of Bentley defeated Cassy Waung of Assumption 6-4, 6-0. Susan Stowe of Bentley defeated Meg Hall of Assumption 6-0, 6-0. Paige Palmero of Assumption defeated Bentley’s Kayla Anghinetti 7-6, 6-0. After a hard fought battle in the first set, Palermo took control of the match to secure her victory for Assumption.

The first doubles match consisted of Riley and Hall where they played Yamus and Gianino of Bentley. Assumption was quick in returning serves by Yamus and Gianino, but Bentley rose to the challenge. The Assumption first doubles team had multiple volleys with Bentley and attacked the net with topspin, slice and overhead shots. The first double’s overall score was Bentley 8 and Assumption 6.

Carbone and Gilet’s second doubles team found victory over Bentley after a heated match. The windy conditions were on Assumptions side as they defeated Scott and Lexie Hinrichs of Bentley. The final score was 8-5 Assumption.

Waung and Palmero of Assumption defeated Petrini and Stowe. The Assumption duo found their volley rhythm despite the windy playing conditions. Waung and Palmero demonstrated a strong return game which proved instrumental in their victory. They showed a strong defense against Bentley’s strong return game. The overall score of third doubles match was 8-3 Assumption.

In the past weeks, Assumption won against St. Anslem College 8-1 on April 11. Riley, Gilet, Carbone, Waung and Hall each defeated St. Anslem in their individual matches. All three doubles teams, which included Riley, Hall, Carbone, Gillet, Waung and McCauley won their matches against St. Anslem.

At a home match on April 9, Assumption lost to American International College 5-4. In the singles competition, Carbone defeated Isabela Daudt of American International College 6-2, 6-2. Hall of Assumption defeated Romane Wilmotte of American International 6-0, 6-0. Palmero of Assumption defeated Jasmine Byrd of American International College 6-1, 6-4. In the doubles competition, third doubles found victory. McCauley and Gorman defeated Wilmotte and Jasmine Byrd of American International 8-3.

Assumption faced St. Michael’s in Colchester, V.T. on April 8. Assumption won the previous three matches facing University of New Haven on April 1, Franklin Pierce University on April 3 and Le Moyne College on April 5. The St. Michael’s match broke the winning streak for Assumption with a 9-0 final score.

Senior Day was on Wednesday, April 16 and celebrated seniors Gilet of Chelmsford, Mass., Gorman from East Providence, R.I., Hall of Pembroke, Mass. and Emily Parravano from Arlington, Mass. for all they have done to contribute to Assumption College women’s tennis.

For Senior Day, the chain link fence to the court was decked out in Greyhound spirit, spelling out “Hounds” with mini cups as well as posters, flowers, balloons and treats for the seniors and their fellow teammates.

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