October 7, 2012

True, Phelps prevail, but Mitchell edges women's tennis

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Mitchell College (3-6, 2-4 NECC) edged host Lesley University (0-9, 0-7) 5-4 Sunday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference women's tennis action at the Nicholas Athletics Center.

Emma True (Lee, NH/Oyster River) earned a quick 6-2, 6-0 second singles win and improved to 4-3 with teammate Molly Phelps (Durham, NH/Oyster River) in doubles action, picking up their first No. 1 doubles win 8-2. Aleena Naqvi (Islamabad, Pakistan/Head Start) won her first match as a Lynx with a 6-1, 6-2 fourth singles victory, but two forfeited points ultimately cost the Lynx the match.

For Mitchell, Carly Patterson (Gaels Ferry, CT/Ledyard) picked up a 7-6, 6-1 No. 1 singles victory, and Jennifer Schmidt Clarksburg, MA/Drury) bested Phelps 6-3, 6-4 in third doubles.

Lesley's Jillian Clarke (Old Tappan, NJ/North Vally Regional) and Hannah Phalen (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt) earned a second doubles point, topping Schmidt and Chelsea Arpin 9-8.

The Lynx return to action Monday afternoon in NECC play at Newbury College.

Mitchell 5, Lesley University 4
10/07/12 at Cambridge, MA (Nicholas Ath. Center)

Singles competition
1. Carly Paterson (MCWT) def. Hannah Phalen (LUW) 7-6, 6-1
2. Emma True (LUW) def. Julie Embley (MCWT) 6-2, 6-0
3. Jennifer Schmidt (MCWT) def. Molly Phelps (LUW) 6-3, 6-4
4. Aleena Naqvi (LUW) def. Chelsea Arpin (MCWT) 6-1, 6-2
5. Dominique Lacroix (MCWT) def. Jillian Clarke (LUW) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Emma True/Molly Phelps (LUW) def. Carly Paterson/Julie Embley (MCWT) 8-2
2. Jillian Clarke/Hannah Phalen (LUW) def. Jennifer Schmidt/Chelsea Arpin (MCWT) 9-8

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