MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomores Jess Perkins (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and Meghan Golden (Scituate, Mass.), as well as freshman Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.), each earned two points to lead the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team to a 7-2 triumph against the University of New Haven on Saturday afternoon at the Saint Anselm Outdoor Tennis Courts.
- Perkins teamed up with Golden for an 8-0 blanking of Angelica Pecci and Ashley Varrone at No. 1 doubles before breezing past Alexandra Sharshakov, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 1 singles.
- Golden earned a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 victory against Kristen McCormick at No. 3 singles.
- Malerbi combined with sophomore Ashley Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass.) for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles against Sarah Burzin and McCormick. She then easily defeated Pecci, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Saint Anselm led 2-1 following doubles play and then clinched the victory with the Perkins, Malerbi and Golden singles victories.
- Senior Kathryn Rindo (Lowell, Mass.) then beat Varrone, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 4 singles and classmate Leah Fitzgerald (Bedford, N.H.) took down Burzin, 7-6, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.
- Perkins is now 16-2 at No. 1 singles since Oct. 4, 2014.
- The Hawks return to action Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. when they travel to take on Adelphi University.
- Saint Anselm is home again Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. when they play host to American International College.