NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's tennis team came away with a 6-3 victory over Smith College on Saturday.
The Hawks, competing under NCAA Division III scoring rules with the match played at Smith, improve to 2-8 overall while the Pioneers drop to 0-2.
Trailing 1-0 after a loss at No. 3 doubles, the Hawks rebounded to take an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles thanks to the performances of senior Kaitlin Hughes (Rockland, Mass.) and sophomore Emily Jacy (Glastonbury, Conn.). The tandem of freshman Anastasia Kapothanasis (Westbrook, Maine) and Maikah Bulpitt (Cumberland, R.I.) locked down an 8-5 decision at No. 2 doubles.
Paced by the top four singles flights, the Hawks cruised to victory. Hughes and Jacy earned 6-2, 6-0 decisions at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively, with Kapothanasis registering a 6-1, 6-4 result at No. 2 singles. Bulpitt also notched a 6-2, 6-0 result at No. 4 singles.
Freshman Josie Hulbert (Loudonville, N.Y.) went the distance in her match at No. 5 singles, but fell in the third set by a 10-8 margin.
Saint Anselm returns to NCAA Division II and Northeast-10 Conference play on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. against American International. The Hawks will honor their lone senior student-athlete, Hughes, prior to the match.