Women’s Tennis Falls In First Spring Match To Southern New Hampshire, 8-1

Taylor Stathis

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – The Holy Cross women's tennis team dropped its first spring 2013 match to Southern New Hampshire, 8-1, on Friday evening at the Allard Center. With the setback, the Crusaders slip to 2-3 overall this season, while the Penmen improve to 6-1.

Holy Cross freshman Abby Henry (Wellesley, Mass.) won the only Crusaders point during the match at No. 4 singles as she defeated Kirsten Jean, 6-4, 2-6, 10-4. Henry teamed up with junior Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) in No. 2 doubles, but the pair lost a close match, 8-5, to Yolanda Green and Amada Albuquerque.

In her first match of the 2012-2013 season, sophomore Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) lost her No.1 singles match to Alena Mukdaprakorn, by a score of 6-2, 6-1.

The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 23, when they travel to Stonehill for a 5:00 p.m. start.


1. Alena Mukdaprakorn / Diana Vamvakitis (SNH) d. Taylor Stathis / Jaclyn Carroll (HC) 8-3
2. Yolanda Green / Amada Albuquerque (SNH) d. Maya Welch / Abby Henry (HC) 8-5
3. Jamie Hann / Kirsten Jean (SNH) d. Mary McAuliffe / Katie McKenna (HC) 8-1

1. Alena Mukdaprakorn (SNH) d. Taylor Stathis (HC) 6-2, 6-1
2. Diana Vamvakitis (SNH) d. Jaclyn Carroll (HC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Amada Albuquerque (SNH) d. Maya Welch (HC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Abby Henry (HC) d. Kirsten Jean (SNH) 6-4, 2-6, 10-4
5. Jamie Hann (SNH) d. Katie McKenna (HC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Yolanda Green (SNH) d. Mary McAuliffe (HC) 8-0