Rams edge Seahawks, 5-4, with four singles wins

Abigail Burke (Photo by Ed Habershaw)
Abigail Burke (Photo by Ed Habershaw)

Suffolk 5, Salve Regina 4
Newport, R.I. - Antone Center Tennis Courts
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Salve Regina University took two of three doubles, but Suffolk University scored singles wins at Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 6, to defeat the Seahawks, 5-4. Five different Seahawks won matches today, with Abigail Burke (Harwich, Mass.) successful in doubles and singles. Rams junior Elena Cisneros Garcia won the clinching match by outlasting Erin Stangel (Old Saybrook, Conn.) at No. 3 singles (7-5, 6-3).

Series and Streaks
The series started 34 years ago and is now even at three wins apiece. The first four meetings came in an 11-year period (1983-1993) before resuming last season in Winchester, Mass.; the Rams won that match, 6-3, at the Winchester Indoor Lawn Tennis Center.

Singles competition
1. Delaney Dunlap (SUF) def. Laura Krick (SRU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Priscilla Gaspard (SRU) def. Isabel Rathlev (SUF) 6-1, 6-1
3. Elena Cisneros Garcia (SUF) def. Erin Stangel (SRU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Abigail Burke (SRU) def. Keely Hardy (SUF) 7-5, 6-2
5. Danlyn Medou (SUF) def. Darcy Carlin (SRU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ahilya Malhoutra (SUF) def. Annemarie Haas (SRU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Laura Krick/Erin Stangel (SRU) def. Delaney Dunlap/Keely Hardy (SUF) 8-4
2. Isabel Rathlev/Jacquelyn Nakamura (SUF) def. Darcy Carlin/Priscilla Gaspard (SRU) 9-7
3. Abigail Burke/Anna Godshalk (SRU) def. Ahilya Malhoutra/Danlyn Medou (SUF) 8-3

Match Notes:
Suffolk 6-4
Salve Regina 2-9
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,5,1,4,3)
Official: Self-officiated T-3:01 A-85

Quick Hits

  • The Seahawks have lost five straight since a 9-0 victory at Becker College on September 21.
  • Laura Krick (Groton, Conn.) and Erin Stangel (Old Saybrook, Conn.) won their team-leading fourth match at No. 1 doubles as a pair.
  • Abigail Burke ties Darcy Carlin (Brewster, N.Y.) for the Seahawk high in singles wins (four).
  • Priscilla Gaspard (Brockton, Mass.) has three career singles wins, and two have come against Rams; she defeated Elena Cisneros Garcia in three sets at No. 3 last season.

Next Up
Suffolk returns to its conference slate as it continues its road trip with a trek to Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, Oct. 7, for a showdown at Saint Joseph (Conn.) at 12 p.m. Salve Regina finishes its fall schedule against Johnson & Wales University on Sunday, October 15 (11 a.m.) in a combination match with men's tennis teams from both schools (at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I.).