FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
#2 Adelphi 5, #1 Stonehill 4 | BOX SCORE
WEYMOUTH, Mass. - And now, you can call them a dynasty as the Adelphi women's tennis team won their third-consecutive Northeast-10 Conference title earlier tonight. The Panthers defeated Stonehill 5-4 at The Weymouth Club in Weymouth, Mass. to ensure the title heads back to Garden City for the third time in program history.
Not only did it give the Panthers the NE10 title, the win over Stonehill avenged their only conference loss of the season. The Skyhawks defeated the Panthers, 6-3, on September 16.
NE10 Player of the Year Rebecca Fakas would seal the win for the Panthers as she posted a three-set win over Stonehill's Victoria Barbetta to give Adelphi a 5-4 Championship Final victory. Adelphi would take a 2-1 lead after doubles play, posting wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The Panthers would move one point away from their third straight title, as they took a 4-2 advantage. Stonehill, however, would post consecutive singles' wins to even the match at 4 apiece.
After dropping the first set 6-3, Fakas would win the second set 6-4 to send the top-flight singles match to a third set that would ultimately decide the 2017 NE10 title. Fakas would earn the third set win, 6-2, to give the Panthers the title.
2017 NE10 Women's Tennis All-Championship Team
Rebecca Fakas, Adelphi
Elizabeth Kallenberg, Adelphi
Samantha Perri, Adelphi
Rithika Vajjiravelu, Le Moyne (not pictured)
Sofia Morais, Southern New Hampshire (not pictured)
Victoria Barbetta, Stonehil
Kate Cunningham, Stonehill
Most Outstanding Player - Rebecca Fakas, Adelphi
2017 NE10 Women's Tennis Championship Schedule
Wednesday, October 25
Match #1: #3 Southern New Hampshire 5, #6 Merrimack 0
Match #2: #5 Le Moyne 5, #4 Assumption 4
Friday, October 27
Match #3: #2 Adelphi 5, #3 Southern New Hampshire 1
Match #4: #1 Stonehill 5, #5 Le Moyne 4
Sunday, October 29
Game 5: #2 Adelphi 5, #1 Stonehill 4
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.