FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Monmouth University women’s tennis team fell to Sacred Heart, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon. Freshman Robyn Belen (Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro) scored the Hawks’ lone point as the Blue and White fall to 1-3 on the year, while the Pioneers earned their first win in their opening dual match of the season.
Playing No. 6 singles, Belen scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory over her counterpart Maggie Tooley. The Hawks nearly took the doubles point for the fourth straight match as the No. 1 doubles team of Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) and Farrah Smoke (Spring Lake Heights, N.J./Manasquan (Brookdale C.C.)) defeated Katie DeRienzo and Lindsey Post, 8-6, but SHU’s Paige Olson and Haley Dubits held off Kendal Kauffman (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and Belen, 8-5, and Gabi Kaldan and Taylor Gurda downed Ashley Sandler and Chioma Gabriel, 8-2, to steal the point.
Monmouth returns to the courts on Thursday, October 10th, as it hosts Wagner at 3:30 p.m. at the MU Tennis Courts.
Tennis Match Results
Monmouth vs Sacred Heart
Oct 03, 2013 at Fairfield, Conn.
Sacred Heart 6, Monmouth 1
1. DeRienzo, Katie (SHU) def. Verdiglione, Brooke (MU-W) 6-1, 6-1
2. Kaldan, Gabi (SHU) def. Sandler, Ashley (MU-W) 6-4, 6-0
3. Post, Lindsey (SHU) def. Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) 6-2, 6-0
4. Olson, Paige (SHU) def. Kauffman, Kendal (MU-W) 6-3, 6-2
5. Gurda, Taylor (SHU) def. Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) 6-0, 6-1
6. Belen, Robyn (MU-W) def. Tooley, Maggie (SHU) 6-1, 6-4
1. Verdiglione, Brooke/Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) def. DeRienzo, Katie/Post, Lindsey (SHU) 8-6
2. Kaldan, Gabi/Gurda, Taylor (SHU) def. Sandler, Ashley/Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) 8-2
3. Olson, Paige/Dubits, Haley (SHU) def. Kauffman, Kendal/Belen, Robyn (MU-W) 8-5