Stonehill and Le Moyne Advance to NE10 Semifinals on Friday.
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Third-seeded Stonehill and fourth-seeded Le Moyne won First Round matches on Wednesday afternoon, advancing to the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Tennis Championship on Friday afternoon. The Skyhawks blanked New Haven, 4-0, while the Dolphins held off Franklin Pierce by a 4-3 margin. Both teams will travel to play the top seeds in the championship, as Stonehill heads to second-seeded Southern New Hampshire and Le Moyne will play top-seeded Adelphi.
No. 3 Stonehill 4, No. 6 New Haven 0 - Box Score
Led by the trio of Isabelle Porter, Alexandra Vo and Emma Markaryan, Stonehill cruised to a 4-0 shutout of New Haven on Wednesday - punching their ticket to the NE10 semifinals. Porter won at No. 2 singles over Lilia Rodriguez (6-1, 6-0), while Vo dispatched of Nicole Mika at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-1) and Markaryan won at No. 5 over Katherine MacPhail (6-2, 6-3) to clinch the match.
The Skyhawks, the reigning NE10 champions who earned a three-way share of the regular season title this year with Adelphi and SNHU, also took the doubles point against the Chargers with Cristina Solorzano Valencia and Annelise Howick winning at No. 2 and Steffi Antao and Caroline Ray victorious at No. 3.
Stonehill will travel to play No. 2 SNHU on Friday at 1 p.m. for a spot in the NE10 Championship on Sunday.
No. 4 Le Moyne 4, No. 5 Franklin Pierce 3 - Box Score
It took every match for the Dolphins to squeak past the Ravens on Wednesday, as a nearly three-hour match resulted in Le Moyne earning a trip to Long Island on Friday to face-off with No. 1 Adelphi at 1 p.m. for a place in the NE10 Championship.
Franklin Pierce grabbed the doubles point, as Himani Mor and Liria Loria beat Birdem Oz and Francesca Lilliegren at No. 1 (6-3) and Laura Alvarez and Jazmin Flood took down Marta Nunez and Rebecca Peters (7-5) at No. 2.
The Dolphins would roar back in singles, however, as Oz bested Mor (7-5, 6-4) and despite Loria and Alvarez earning victories for the Ravens, the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles matches went in favor of Le Moyne to clinch the match. Peters, Marta Perez and Brooke Fernandez led the Dolphins to the win.
2019 NE10 Women's Tennis Championship Schedule
Wednesday, October 23rd
Match #1: #3 Stonehill 4, #6 New Haven 0
Match #2: #4 Le Moyne 4, #5 Franklin Pierce 3
Friday, October 25th
Match #3: #3 Stonehill at #2 SNHU (1:00 PM)
Match #4: #4 Le Moyne at #1 Adelphi (1:00 PM)
Sunday, October 27th
Championship (to be held at highest remaining seed)
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs Game 4 winner (1:00 PM)
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