QUEENS, N.Y. – The Monmouth University women’s tennis team dropped its spring opener to LIU Brooklyn, 7-0, Thursday afternoon at Queens College. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-8 on the season and 1-4 in Northeast Conference play while the Blackbirds improve to 7-1 overall in its first league match of the year.
After dropping the first set 6-1, Ashley Sandler (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) fell behind 0-4 to her third-singles opponent Lisa Mass. The sophomore rallied back to go up 5-4 before the duo exchanged points to force a tiebreaker. Mass took the extra session, 7-3, to secure the point for the Blackbirds.
Monmouth returns to action on Tuesday, April 2nd, as it travels to Bethlehem, Pa. for a non-conference tilt with Lehigh beginning at 3:30 p.m.
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Monmouth vs LIU Brooklyn
Mar 28, 2013 at Queens, N.Y.
LIU Brooklyn 7, Monmouth 0
1. BLESSINGTON, Taysha (LIU) def. LIPPENS, Nicole (MU-W) 6-0, 6-1
2. LOUWERS, Sanne (LIU) def. VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU-W) 6-1, 6-0
3. MAAS, Lisa (LIU) def. SANDLER, Ashley (MU-W) 6-1, 7-6
4. YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (LIU) def. FERRARI, Dana (MU-W) 6-0, 6-0
5. PAVLOVIC, Aleksandra (LIU) def. TURNER, Sarah (MU-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. ZONNEVELD, Nancy (LIU) def. ELLIS, Emily (MU-W) 6-0, 6-2
1. LOUWERS, Sanne/BLESSINGTON, Taysha (LIU) def. LIPPENS, Nicole/VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU-W) 8-2
2. PAVLOVIC, Aleksandra/YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (LIU) def. SANDLER, Ashley/FERRARI, Dana (MU-W) 8-2
3. ZONNEVELD, Nancy/MAAS, Lisa (LIU) def. TURNER, Sarah/D'ARCY, Liz (MU-W) 8-1