POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Junior Ashley Sandler (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) earned a singles victory at No. 2, but the Monmouth University women’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss at Marist, Monday afternoon in the season finale.
Sandler notched a 6-3, 6-4 win against Callie Morlock to capture the lone point for the Blue and White. The Hawks nearly earned the doubles point as the duo of senior Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) and junior Farrah Smoke (Spring Lake Heights, N.J./Manasquan [Brookdale C.C.]), playing No. 1 for the final time together, earned a 8-4 victory over Karlene Pang and Morlock, but the No. 2 tandem of Sandler and Chioma Gabriel (Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway) were held off by Melissa Carlay and Kaye Eastman, 8-6, coupled with a win at No. 3 for the Red Foxes secured the point.
The Hawks will welcome back 10 of the 11 letter winners to next year’s squad.
Tennis Match Results
Monmouth vs Marist
Apr 21, 2014 at Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Marist 6, Monmouth 1
1. Karlene Pang (MARISTW) def. Verdiglione, Brooke (MU-W) 6-2, 6-1
2. Sandler, Ashley (MU-W) def. Callie Morlock (MARISTW) 6-3, 6-4
3. Marielle Campbell (MARISTW) def. Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) 6-0, 6-1
4. Lisa Ventimiglia (MARISTW) def. Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) 6-0, 6-3
5. Nicole Rohan (MARISTW) def. Turner, Sarah (MU-W) 6-0, 6-2
6. Katherine Seitz (MARISTW) def. Larson, Erica (MU-W) 6-0, 6-1
1. Verdiglione, Brooke/Smoke, Farrah (MU-W) def. Karlene Pang/Callie Morlock (MARISTW) 8-4
2. Melissa Carlay/Kaye Eastman (MARISTW) def. Sandler, Ashley/Gabriel, Chioma (MU-W) 8-6
3. Marielle Campbell/Katherine Seitz (MARISTW) def. Kauffman, Kendal/Turner, Sarah (MU-W) 8-2