Women’s Tennis falls to Emerson

by Shannon Slater

The Franklin Pierce Women’s Tennis team lost their final home match of the season to Emerson College 7-2 on Friday April 14th.

Although the crowd was small, since the game took place the day before Easter weekend, the students who did show up had a lot of energy for the matches.

First up were the doubles matches, a match played between two pairs.

The three matches played were Alana Wyatt and Kelly Wilson (loss 8-5), Sarah Rich and Kelly O’Donnell (loss 8-5) and the only win Maria Quaglino and Shelli Safran due to a forfeit.

Safran, a spectator for the other two matches, said, “We could have won both the matches no doubt, but despite the loss the girls put up a good fight.”

After the doubles matches were complete the singles matches began.

Each match had great play and went on for a while. The most competitive match was the singles match between Freshman Kelly O’Donnell and Emerson player Rachel Scalera.

O’Donnell forced a first set tie break but lost  7-6 and then lost a 6-4 decision.

(Photo: Franklin Pierce Athletics)

Both points that Pierce earned in the matches came due to forfeit, while Emerson competed for the rest of the wins. Both Safran and Quaglino were awarded the third point in doubles.

Safran was awarded the sixth point in the singles match.

“We lost 2-7, despite the fight put up by the team and we are looking forward to the next season and getting stronger over the summer,” Safran said.


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