Women's Tennis Drops to Wellesley in NEWMAC Opener

Women's Tennis Drops to Wellesley in NEWMAC Opener

THE BASICS

-Score: Wellesley College 9, Clark University 0

-Records: Clark (2-6, NEWMAC 0-1), Wellesley (9-5, NEWMAC 2-0)

-Location: Wellesley, Mass.

-The Lead: The Clark University women's tennis team fell the The Blue of Wellesley College in their opening New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) match of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Justine Huang (Coto de Caza, Calif.) teamed with sophomore Selina Peng (Taichung, Taiwan) to earn the first victory of the day at No. 1 doubles, defeating first year Jillian Skulsky (Marshfield, Mass.) and sophomore Anna Gates (North Scituate, R.I.), 8-1. The Blue would go on to take a 3-0 lead after sweeping through doubles play.

-In the No. 2 spot, first years Lily Chu (Princeton, N.J.) and Lizzy Kong (Mason, Ohio) took an 8-0 match against Clark junior Maggie Tarbox (Lebanon, Conn.) and sophomore Chloe Dunnell (Montclair, N.J.). Wellesley junior Sojin Ki (Irvine, Calif.) and first year Michelle Buyer (Wilmette, Ill.) then finished the doubles sweep with an 8-0 victory over senior Bichtroan Nguyen (Worcester, Mass.) and first year Elizabeth Tchantouridze (Northfield, Vt.).

-Wellesley then powered through singles competition to take the 9-0 win over the Cougars. Huang held the advantage in her match, as she took her sets to 6-0, 6-1 over Gates at No. 1. Peng then edged Skulsky in a 6-2, 6-0 victory, while Kong held her sets to a 6-0, 6-0 advantage over Tarbox at No. 3.

-Wellesley sophomore Korina Hernandez (Tampa, Fla.) earned her first victory of the day with set wins of 6-1, 6-1 over Tchantouridze at No. 4. Ki then defeated Nguyen in two sets at No. 5 and Chu finished the day with a victory against first year Zoe Chakoian (Viroqua, Wis.) at No. 6. Both matches ended with 6-0, 6-0 scores.

UP NEXT

-Clark travels to NEWMAC opponent, MIT on Saturday, April 7th for a match starting at 10:30 a.m. in Cambridge, Mass.

-Wellesley looks to take on Wheaton in NEWMAC action on Sunday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m.