Tennis Drops Final Regular Season Match to Clark

Photo by Mike Broglio
Photo by Mike Broglio

BRIGHTON, Mass. – Simmons tennis closed out the regular season falling to Clark University, 6-3, in a long match, Saturday afternoon.

The Cougars jumped out in front early, taking doubles, 2-1. Junior Leah Bonis and Samantha Margolin picked up the lone doubles victory, blanking Maeve McEnroe and Nardin Sayouki in third doubles, 8-0.

In the singles portion of the completion, Bonis picked up a three-set victory in second singles, holding off Leilani Brown (6-3, 1-6, 6-4). First-year Avery Halloran picked up the three-set win in sixth singles with a three-set comeback. After dropping the first set, 6-2, Halloran kocked off Sayoufi in the second and third set, 6-3 and 7-5, respectively.

With a bye in the upcoming GNAC post-season tournament, Simmons returns to the courts next Saturday, Oct. 16 hosting the GNAC semifinals.

1D)  Hannah Russo/Andrea Osses-King (C) def Megan McKeever/Sarah Mariski (S) 8-1
2D) Leilani Brown/Liliya Georgista (C) def Olga Zhizhin/Avery Halloran (S) 8-1
3D) Leah Bonis/Sam Margolin (S) def Maeve McEnroe/Nardin Sayoufi (C) 8-0 

1S) Russo (C) def Zhizhin (S) 6-0,6-1
2S) Bonis (S) def Brown (C) 6-3,1-6,6-4
3S) Georgista (C) def Mariski (S) 7-5,6-3
4S) Osses-King (C) def Libby Weed (S) 7-5,6-2
5S) McEnroe (C) def McKeever (S) 6-2,7-6 (4)
6S) Halloran (S) def Sayoufi (C) 2-6,6-3,7-5