Lyons push NEWMAC record to 6-2
NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College women's tennis team shut out Clark University, 9-0, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon at the Clark Tennis Courts.
The Lyons lineup featured five double-winners including seniors Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian), Morgan Bell (Gloucester, Mass./Pingree School), Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen), Jessica Moore (Middletown, R.I./The Prout School) and freshman Amanda Brazell (Las Vegas, Nev./The Meadows School).
In doubles play, Cooke and junior Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View) teamed up for an 8-0 victory over Clark senior Sarah Sachs (Branford, Conn./Branford) and sophomore Phoebe Hughes (Parkland, Fla./Douglas) at No.1. Bell and Brazell defeated sophomores Rebecca Kravetz (Wayland, Mass./Wayland) and Kera Snyder (Portland, Maine/South Portland) by an 8-0 score at No.2, while Crom and Moore also shut out their opponents at No.3 doubles.
Cooke bested Sachs in straight-sets at No.1 singles to jumpstart the Lyons. Bell turned in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Hughes at No.2 and Brazell posted a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No.3. Crom secured a straight-sets win against Snyder, while Wheaton sophomore Caroline DiNicola-Fawley (Brattleboro, Vt./Brattleboro Union) handed Clark freshman Ellie Bakalchuk (Newton, Mass./Newton South) the same fate at No.5 singles. Moore rounded out singles play with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph versus Clark freshman Jen Comi (Norwich, Vt./Kimball Union).
Wheaton (8-2, 6-2 NEWMAC) wraps up dual match action tomorrow at noon on the road against Colby College. Clark finishes its fall season with a 2-13 record overall and 0-8 showing in the NEWMAC.