WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's tennis team could not hold on for its third-straight win, dropping a 6-1 decision to Providence at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. With the decision, the Crusaders combine for a record of 2-1 on the fall while the Friars pick up their first dual match decision, going to 1-0. Senior Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) highlighted the day with a win in the No. 4 singles match.
Providence earned the doubles point, sweeping all three matches. After three sweeps in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles matches, Chandley took her match to three sets, winning the last two by scores of 6-3 and 10-8 for the Crusaders' point on the day. Sophomore Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) won a total of four games in her No. 5 match while fellow sophomore Mary McAuliffe (Peru, N.Y.) also won four games. Both fell in straight sets however.
Holy Cross returns to action at the Salve Regina Doubles Invitational this upcoming weekend. The tournament begins at 1:00 p.m. on the Grass Courts of the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
1. Marisela Aviles (PC) def. Molly Montgomery (HC), 6-0, 6-0
2. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC) def. Emily Marr (HC), 6-0, 6-1
3. Karen Ramirez (PC) def. Taylor Stathis (HC), 6-0, 6-3
4. Carolyn Chandley (HC) def. Taylor Ahlborn (PC), 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
5. Caitlin Foley (PC) def. Maya Welch (HC), 6-2, 6-2
6. Vetta Dewitt (PC) def. Mary McAuliffe (HC), 6-3, 6-1
1. Bernardez/Aviles (PC) def. Montgomery/Stathis (HC), 8-2
2. Ahlborn/Foley (PC) def. Chandley/Marr (HC), 8-1