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Women’s Tennis Knocks Off Local Rival Siena on Sunday

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Women’s Tennis Knocks Off Local Rival Siena on Sunday


ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s tennis team (2-2) picked up its second win of the spring season, 4-3 over Siena on Sunday. The Great Danes also fell 7-0 at Boston College on Saturday.

“The Siena match was a good win,” said head coach Gordon Graham. “ I never doubted we would win it, but it did get a bit dicey as we tried to close it out with our top three singles.”

Mireille Hermans downed her opponent in the No. 2 singles match against the Saints, while Kirsten Scott and Paulina Torres won in the four (6-2, 6-0) and five spots (6-2, 6-1), respectively on Saturday.

In doubles, the team of Cheryl Kukkonen and Alba Sala downed Siena’s top doubles team 6-2. Kirsten Scott and Torres sealed a doubles point for the Purple & Gold with a 6-3 win.

UALBANY  4,     SIENA  3


1. Kukkonen-Sala (UA) def. Holloway-Fukamachi (S)  6-2

2. Scott-Torres (UA) def. Garrity-Singh (S)  6-3*

3. Hermans-Lopez (UA) tied Macaluso-Braz (S)  4-4, deuce; match suspended

Order of finish: 1,2,3

*Doubles point clincher


1. Ali Garrity (S) def. Cheryl Kukkonen (UA) 6-4,4-6, 1-0 (10-5)

2. Mireille Hermans (UA) def. Suki Fukamachi (S) 6-2,6-3 $ $

3. Allysa Singh (S) def. Alba Sala (UA) 7-5.6-4

4. Kirsten Scott (UA) def. Carly Holloway (S) 6-2,6-0

5. Pau Torres (UA) def. Jessica Macaluso (S) 6-2,6-1

6. Cassie Braz (S) def. Cat Crummey (UA) def. injured

Order of finish: 6,4,5,2,1,3

$ $ =Clinched match for Danes.

At Boston College, the Eagles took a commanding lead early, and won five of six singles matches in straight sets to take the 7-0 win.



1. Borr-Salonen (BC) led Kukkonen-Sala (UA) 4-3; ad UA; match suspended

2. Vasilyev-Sweeting (BC) def. Scott-Torres (UA) 6-2 *

3. Safron-Dalton (BC) def. Hermans-Crummey (UA) 6-1

Order of finish: 3,2

*Clinched doubles point for BC.


1. Lexi Borr (BC) def. Kukkonen (UA) 6-0,6-0

2. Jess Wacnik (BC) def. Hermans (UA) 6-1,6-4$

3. Katya Vasilyev (BC) def. Sala (UA) 6-0,6-0

4. Henni Salonen (BC) def. Scott (UA) 5-7,6-3,1-0 (10-7)

5. Emily Safron (BC) def. Torres (UA) 6-2,6-0

6. Sarah Dalton (BC) def. Crummey (UA) 7-6 (8), 6-1

Order of finish: 1,3,4,2,5,6

$ =Clinched match for BC.

Next up for the Great Danes is their first set of home dual matches next weekend. Gordon Graham’s squad will face Marist at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, followed by Hofstra at 11:30 a.m., on Sunday. Both morning sessions will take place at Sportime Fitness in Schenectady, N.Y. UAlbany will also face Hartford in an America East match-up at 5 p.m., on Sunday at Tri-City Fitness in Latham, N.Y.

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