Golden Bears Eliminated from CCC Tournament with 5-0 Loss to Gordon

Photo by Rachael Margossian
Photo by Rachael Margossian

WENHAM, Mass. (October 10, 2018) – The sixth-seeded Western New England University women's tennis team was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament with a 5-0 loss to third-seeded Gordon College on Wednesday afternoon at the Brigham Athletic Complex.

With the win, Gordon (7-4) advances to next Tuesday's semifinal round to take on second-seeded Endicott College. Western New England's fall season comes to a close at 2-7.

The Fighting Scots took a commanding lead with wins in all three doubles flights. In the top spot, Western New England's duo of sophomore Maylene LaPress (Bedford, N.H.) and junior Morgan Schrader (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) fell to Justine Hanson and Gabrielle Brucker, 8-2.

At No. 2, senior Petra Martinelli (Vernon, Conn.) and sophomore Kyra Palumbo (Albany, N.Y.) came up short in an 8-4 loss to Anne Carsey and Kaelyn Hall, while junior Rachel Bauer (Palmer, Mass.) and sophomore Jessica Cote (Groton, Conn.) dropped an 8-0 decision to Caitlin Kwok and Emily Ontiveros at No. 3.

Gordon needed just two wins in singles play to complete their victory. Hanson rolled to an 6-0, 6-0 triumph over LaPress at No. 1, and Hall topped Cote 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4.