MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomores Jess Perkins (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Ashley Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass.), as well as freshman Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.), all captured a pair of matches to lead the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team to a 5-2 victory against Saint Michael's College in a match that was called due to darkness Wednesday evening at the Saint Anselm Outdoor Tennis Courts.
- Perkins handled Erica Bundrick in straight sets at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Perkins has now won eight straight singles matches and 12 of 13 dating back to last year. Perkins also combined with classmate Meghan Golden (Scituate, Mass.) for a 9-7 No. 1 doubles victory against Bundrick and Alexandra Sulkin.
- Ashley Sulkin and Malerbi edged Nicole Kellogg and Amelia Weeks, 9-8, in a marathon No. 2 doubles match that finished following a 20-18 tiebreak. Malerbi defeated Kellogg at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2, while Sulkin was a 6-2, 6-2 winner against Marissa Landry at No. 6 singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Saint Anselm led 2-1 following the three doubles matches and then added three singles victories before darkness halted both No. 3 and 4 singles.
- The Hawks have started the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011.
- The win for Malerbi was the first singles victory of her young career.
- The Hawks return to action Friday, Sept. 11 at noon when they play host to Roberts Wesleyan College.