Northampton, Mass. - October 1, 2013 - The Springfield College women's tennis team snagged its fourth-straight win on Tuesday behind a 7-2 defeat of host Smith College in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. Smith is now 0-5, and 0-5 against NEWMAC opposition, while Springfield is 5-3, and 3-3 against NEWMAC foes.
Kelli Cheung, playing at No. 1 singles for Smith, scored a 2-6, 6-1, 10-6 comeback win over Sydney Streimer (Mystic, Conn.), while Margaret Anne Smith also came back from a set back, winning 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 at No. 4 over Ariana Shemms (Goshen, Conn.).
At the No. 2 singles position, Rachel London (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) won by the scores of 6-3, 6-0, while the Pride's Melanie Thulin (Manchester Center, Vt.) beat Ruth Yi 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Springfield also got a 6-1, 6-0 win from Stephanie Foster (Woodbridge, Conn.) over Andrea Tanco at No. 5, and a 6-4, 6-2 win by Alanna Grady (Springfield, Mass.) over Kathryn Dernbach at No. 6.
In doubles action, London and Foster cruised to an 8-4 win at the No. 1 spot. Thulin and Shemms beat Samawi and Margaret Anne Smith 8-2 at No. 2. Yi and Tanco were defeated by Streimer and Grady 8-3 at No. 3.
The Pride will host Suffolk University on Thursday at 4 p.m.