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Release: April 04, 2012
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STATEN ISLAND- Monmouth women's tennis team churned out a 6-1 victory over Wagner College on Tuesday afternoon on Staten Island.

The Hawks swept the doubles point and won five of six singles matches to earn their second win of the season. Junior Nicole Lippens (West Long Branch, N.J./Shore Regional) and sophomore Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) downed Wagner's Nikki Arnold and Lauren Hauer 8-2 in the first doubles match.  In the No. 2 doubles match, Dana Ferrari (Saddle Brook, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) and Jessica Slinger (Tinton Falls, N.J./Monmouth Regional) took a 8-3 victory from Rachel Jurgielewicz and Julie Teichman while freshmen Liz D'Arcy (Colonia, N.J./Wardlaw-Hartridge) and Sarah Turner (Alexandria, Va./Thomas A. Edison) cruised to a 8-0 shutout at the third doubles spot.

In singles play, Lippens secured a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jurgielewicz while Verdiglione handed Kari Rezac a 6-0, 6-2 loss at the second singles slot. Ashley Sandler's 7-5, 6-0 win over Arnold in the No. 3 slot gave the freshman her fifth win of the season in singles competition while Ferrari dispatched Hauer in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.  Sandler was down 5-1 in the first set then won 12 straight games to get the victory. D'Arcy downed Seahawk Julie Jebran, 6-2, 6-2 in the fifth singles slot before Teichman got the lone with for Wagner in the sixth singles spot, 7-6 (5-0), 6-1 over Monmouth's Turner.

With the victory, MU is now 2-11 and 2-4 in Northeast Conference play. The Seahawks fall to 1-12 and 1-3 in conference matches. 

The Hawks are back on the courts on Wednesday when they face Princeton at 4:15 p.m.

Monmouth 6, Wagner 1
04/03/12 at Staten Island, NY 

Singles competition
1. LIPPENS, Nicole (MU) def. JURGIELEWICZ, Rachel (WAG-W) 6-1, 6-1
2. VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) def. REZAC, Kari (WAG-W) 6-0, 6-2
3. SANDLER, Ashley (MU) def. ARNOLD, Nikki (WAG-W) 7-5, 6-0
4. FERRARI, Dana (MU) def. HAUER, Lauren (WAG-W) 6-0, 6-0
5. D'ARCY, Liz (MU) def. JEBRAN, Julie (WAG-W) 6-2, 6-2
6. TEICHMAN, Julie (WAG-W) def. TURNER, Sarah (MU) 7-6 (5-0), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. LIPPENS, Nicole/VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) def. ARNOLD, Nikki/HAUER, Lauren (WAG-W) 8-2
2. FERRARI, Dana/SLINGER, Jessica (MU) def. JURGIELEWICZ, Rachel/TEICHMAN, Julie (WAG-W) 8-3
3. D'ARCY, Liz/TURNER, Sarah (MU) def. DILEO, Sabrina/SCAVELLI, Catharine (WAG-W) 8-0

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