Women’s Tennis Defeated by Merrimack

Andy Beardsley

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven women’s tennis team fell 8-1 Sunday afternoon to Merrimack College at Amity High School. With the loss the Chargers fall to 0-4 overall and 0-4 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Lauren Lyons (Sparta, N.J. / Sparta) earned the Chargers only point of the afternoon with a tie-break victory in no. 1 singles. Lyons fell in the opening set via tie break, but the sophomore rebounded and won the second and final sets for the victory.

Lyons and Gabby Fuentes (Arlington, Va., St. / Stephen’s & St. Agnes) teamed for another close game in no. 1 doubles, while Daniella Roman and Christina Oiler (Tabernacle, N.J., Senecca) were nearest to earning another point in no. 2 doubles.

The Chargers return to action on Wednesday, October 6 when they travel to Bentley University. Match time is set for 3 p.m. in Waltham, Mass.


1. Lauren Lyons (UNH) def. Kara Hole (MER) 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 10-4
2. Courtney Garvey (MER) def. Gabby Fuentes (UNH) 6-2, 6-4
3. Alyx Barnes (MER) def. Daniella Roman (UNH) 6-1, 6-0
4. Mollie Fitzgerald (MER) def. Christina Oiler (UNH) 6-1, 6-2

5.KylieWaddington (MER) def. Catherine Celotto (UNH) 6-1, 6-1
6. Siobhan Licudine (MER) def. Amanda Foley (UNH) 6-0, 6-0

1.Garvey/Barnes (MER) def. Lyons/Fuentes (UNH) 8-4
2.Hole/Fitzgerald (MER) def. Roman/Oiler (UNH) 8-6
3.Waddington/Katie Veasey (MER) def. Celotto/Foley (UNH) 8-2