Women's Tennis
Shop Top Promo Ad
TENNIS (W)

WOMEN’S TENNIS DOWNS RIDER, 6-1, IN MAAC DEBUT

Updated: September 25, 2013 - 2:34 p.m. (ET)
Monmouth Sports Information

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – In its first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) dual match of the season, the Monmouth University women’s tennis team defeated in-state rival Rider, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon at the MU Tennis Courts. The Hawks swept the doubles point before taking five of the six singles matches to earn its first victory of the year.

Senior Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) and junior Farrah Smoke (Spring Lake Heights, N.J./Manasquan (Brookdale C.C.) edged Allison Noll and Kerrin Toner, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles, while the teams of Ashley Sandler (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) and Chioma Gabriel, and Kendal Kauffman (Toms River, N.J./Toms River North) and Robyn Belen (Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro) cruised to 8-1 and 8-0 wins over Michelle Caravaglio and Alexandria Extrjt, and Kim Leder and Leonora Paul at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, respectively.

In singles action, Sandler downed Caravaglio, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 2, while Smoke, playing No. 3 singles, rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Tonor. Kauffman handed Extrjt a 6-3, 6-2 defeat at No. 4 and Gabriel need a tiebreaker in the first set to down her No. 5 singles opponent 7-6 (7-3), before blanking Leder in the second set, 6-0. Belen rounded out the Hawks’ line up at No. 6 singles with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Paul.

For Kaufman, Gabriel, and Belen, it marks their first collegiate victories, while Smoke earns her first win in a MU uniform.

The Hawks return to action Wednesday afternoon as it travels to Jersey City, N.J. for a conference match at Saint Peter’s.


Tennis Match Results
Rider University vs Monmouth
Sep 24, 2013 at West Long Branch, N.J.

Monmouth 6, Rider University 1
Singles competition
1. Noll, Alison (RID-W) def. Verdiglione, Brooke (MU-W) 6-1, 6-3
2. Sandler, Ashley (MU-W) def. Caravaglio, Michelle (RID-W) 6-3, 6-2
3. Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) def. Toner, Kerrin (RID-W) 6-1, 6-0
4. Kauffman, Kendal (MU-W) def. Extrjt, Alexandria (RID-W) 6-3, 6-2
5. Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) def. Leder, Kim (RID-W) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
6. Belen, Robyn (MU-W) def. Paul, Leonora (RID-W) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Verdiglione, Brooke/Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) def. Noll, Alison/Toner, Kerrin (RID-W) 8-5
2. Sandler, Ashley/Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) def. Caravaglio, Michelle/Extrjt, Alexandria (RID-W) 8-1
3. Kauffman, Kendal/Belen, Robyn (MU-W) def. Leder, Kim/Paul, Leonora (RID-W) 8-0

Match Notes:
Rider University 0-5 (0-4 MAAC)
Monmouth 1-0 (1-0 MAAC)

Back to Tennis (W) > Main
facebook Send this article to a friend Print RSS
advertisement
coach
aotw
Patrice Murray
28th Season
Patrice Murray is in her 28th season at the head of the Monmouth women's tennis program. From 1999-2002, Murray led...
World Subaru
Stadium Project
Shop MU Hawks
Monmouth Medical Center
First Atlantic Credit
Staybridge Suites
Bathfitter
APP 2010
Doubletree Hilton
Andrus PT
Sheraton Logo
Ocean Place
Northwestern Mutual
Surf Taco
Holiday Inn Express West Long Branch
WRAT
Sonic
McLoones for basketball pages
Coke Zero