Women’s Tennis Earns First NE-10 Win of Season

Charger Athletics

RINDGE, N.H. – The University of New Haven women’s tennis team defeated Franklin Pierce University 6-3 in their first Northeast-10 Conference win of the season Friday afternoon and evening. With the win the Chargers improve to 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the NE-10.

The Chargers swept the doubles competition, all in tight games. In first doubles Lauren Lyons and Noelle Polhemus won 8-6, while Kristina Bensley and Mariana Zahora also won 8-6 in third doubles. Leah Smith and Chelsea Annese earned a point with a 9-7 victory in second doubles.
In the singles match ups, the Chargers took three points. Lyons earned her second victory of the match with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 come-from-behind victory in first singles, while Annese and Christina Oiler earned wins in fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

The Chargers conclude their 2009 fall schedule on Sunday, Oct. 18 when they travel to Assumption College for a rescheduled match, set to start at 1 p.m.