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Updated: April 15, 2012 - 8:34 p.m. (ET)
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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.- In their final tuneup before the 2012 Northeast Conference Tournament, the Monmouth  University women's tennis team fell 5-2 to Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon.

The Mount swept the doubles competition but the Hawks didn't go down without a fight. Dana Ferrari (Saddlebrook, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) and Jessica Slinger (Tinton Falls, N.J./Monmouth Regional) dropped a 8-3 match at the No. 2 spot while the freshmen tandem of Ashley Sandler (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) and Sarah Turner (Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison) fell 8-4 in the third doubles match.

Sandler and Slinger took the two singles matches for the Hawks, with Sandler taking a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Renee Deane at the No. 3 spot. Slinger defeated Lauren Clark 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 6 spot, earning her third consecutive win and her fourth victory in the senior's last five matches. The Hawks almost got a win at the No. 5 singles spot when freshman Liz D'Arcy (Colonia, N.J./Wardlaw-Hartridge) earned a 7-6 first game advantage but ultimately losing a competitive last two games, 6-4, 7-6.

MU closes the regular season with a 3-16 record in dual meets, including a 3-6 NEC record.

The Hawks commence Northeast Conference Tournament action Friday, with their opponent and start time yet to be determined. Stay posted on the latest developments in seeding and start times at www.GoMUHawks.com

Mount St. Mary's 5, Monmouth 2
Apr 15, 2012 at West Long Branch, N.J.

Singles competition

1. PINCHOFF, Samantha (MSM) def. LIPPENS, Nicole (MU) 6-2, 6-0

2. CONROY, Kelly (MSM) def. VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) 6-2, 6-2

3. SANDLER, Ashley (MU) def. DEANE, Renee (MSM) 6-4, 6-4

4. LANDINI, Carly (MSM) def. FERRARI, Dana (MU) 6-1, 6-2

5. SMITH, Jennifer (MSM) def. D'ARCY, Liz (MU) 6-7, 6-4, 7-6

6. SLINGER, Jessica (MU) def. CLARK, Lauren (MSM) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. PINCHOFF, Samantha/CONROY, Kelly (MSM) def. LIPPENS, Nicole/VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) 8-1

2. DEANE, Renee/LANDINI, Carly (MSM) def. FERRARI, Dana/SLINGER, Jessica (MU) 8-3

3. ROSSI, Liz/CLARK, Lauren (MSM) def. SANDLER, Ashley/TURNER, Sarah (MU) 8-4

Match Notes

Mount St. Mary's 10-7 (2-2 NEC)

Monmouth 3-16 (3-6 NEC)

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