Women’s Tennis Climbs to .500 with 9-0 Blanketing of Franklin Pierce

Women’s Tennis Climbs to .500 with 9-0 Blanketing of Franklin Pierce

RINDGE, N.H. – Sophomore Jess Perkins (Shrewsbury, Mass.) won a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 1 singles and freshman Lexi Stathis (Belle Harbor, N.Y.) earned an 8-4 win in the No. 6 slot for her first career singles victory as the Saint Anselm College women's tennis team posted a 9-0 victory at Franklin Pierce University on Thursday afternoon.


  • Perkins won the straight-set victory against Sonia Rodrigues and also tallied an 8-1 No. 1 doubles win along with classmate Meghan Golden (Scituate, Mass.) against Rodrigues and Kara Brazel.
  • Stathis downed Lyla Austin in her singles match and combined with senior Kathryn Rindo (Lowell, Mass.) for an 8-5 win against Austin and Shelli Safran at No. 3 doubles for her first career double victory.
  • Golden was a 6-4, 6-2 winner over Kirby Melbourne at No. 3 singles, while Rindo took care of Gilooly at No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2.
  • Freshman Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.) triumphed against Brazel at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-2, and also teamed with sophomore Ashley Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass.) for an 8-2 No. 2 doubles victory against Melbourne and Nicole Gilooly.
  • Sulkin posted an 8-4 victory over Safran at No. 5 singles.


  • It is the first time the Hawks have shut out an opponent since a 9-0 blanking of the University of New Haven on April 1, 2012.
  • At 6-6, Saint Anselm, which has won three of four, is back to .500 for the first time since Sept. 16 when it was 2-2.
  • Perkins, who is now 13-2 in singles play this season, is 17-1 at No. 1 singles in dual play since Oct. 4, 2014. She has also won 20 of 22 Northeast-10 No. 1 singles matches dating back to Sept. 14, 2014.


  • The Hawks are back in action Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. when they make the short trip across town to take on Southern New Hampshire University in a Queen City Cup matchup.

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