WORCESTER, Mass. — The Endicott women's tennis team defeated Holy Cross, 4-3, on Monday evening at the Sinnott Family Tennis Facility.
Tonight's match was played in conjunction with NCAA Division I rules which only awards one point for winning the doubles portion of the match (best of three equals one point). This is in contrast to NCAA Division III rules which awards one point for each doubles flight won by a team.
Endicott was able to take a 1-0 lead after doubles with an 8-2 win at No. 2 by the team of Cara McCormack (Worcester, Mass.) and Justine Hoover (Wallingford, Conn.), and an 8-2 win at No. 3 by the duo of Olivia Berler (Marstons Mills, Mass.) and Ashley Keaveney (Exeter, N.H.).
In singles play, McCormack won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 and Berler triumphed 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 to give the Gulls a 3-0 lead, at the time.
Meanwhile, Gretta Hartman (Glastonbury, Conn.) followed shortly after with a hard-fought 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) victory at No. 2 to clinch the match.
"There are some things we need to iron out in practice, largely more offensive patterns," said Endicott women's tennis head coach Anthony D'Angelo. "But the girls did a great job competing to achieve this result."
Endicott (3-2, 0-1 CCC) hosts Salve Regina on Wednesday, September 18 at 3:30 PM. Holy Cross (1-1) hosts Connecticut College on Wednesday, September 18 at 4:05 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)