Tennis Shuts Out Clark, 9-0

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Simmons Tennis swept the Clark University Cougars, 9-0 Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. With the win, the Sharks improve to 3-1 while the Cougars fall to 1-2.


In doubles action, Margaret Teague (Manchester, N.H.) and Meghan Cokely (Haverhill, Mass.) paired to defeat Rose Burberry-Martin and Sarah Sachs 8-1 in the number one spot, while Theresa Reinhard (Canton, Ohio) and Sofie Epshtein (Newton, Mass.) teamed up in the number two position to defeat Phoebe Hughes and Viera Snyder, 8-0. Junior Kristi Mielbye (Hanson, Mass.) and Rachael Downey (Groveland, Mass.) completed the doubles sweep with an 8-1 victory over Rebecca Kravetz and Ellie Bakalchuck.


Up 3-0, the Sharks continued to dominate in singles play. Reinhard won her first match at the number one position, defeating Sachs 6-4, 6-3 and Cokely swept Hughes, 6-0, 6-0 at #2. Epshtein and Downey each posted 6-0, 6-0 victories at number three and number four singles, respectively and Cathy Baker (Simsbury, Conn.) added her second victory of the year over Kravetz. Completing the shut out was sophomore Katie Crowley (Reading, Mass.), who won 6-1, 6-1 over Bakalchuck.


The Sharks return to action on Wednesday, Sep. 11 at Babson.