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Merrimack Women’s Tennis falls to Chestnut Hill

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The Merrimack College women’s tennis team fell to Chestnut Hill on Friday afternoon by a score of 6-3. With the loss, Merrimack falls 1-1 overall.

The Basics

Scores: Merrimack 3 Chestnut Hill 6
Records: Merrimack (1-1) | Chestnut Hill (3-0)
Location: Chestnut Hill College Tennis Courts | Philadelphia, Pa.

How It Happened

The Warriors picked up two of their points in doubles action on Friday afternoon. In no. 1 doubles, Grace Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) and Shakee Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) pulled out a tight victory over Charlotte Dawson and Marie Deleval, 8-5. Junior transfer Chealsey Giatrelis and Kara Hole (Portsmouth, RI) picked up the second win for the Warriors with a 9-8 (6-4) victory over Kelly Dennis and Iman Williams-Mulesa.

Giatrelis collected the only singles win of the day against no. 3 single Iman Williams-Mulesa by 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.

A Closer Look

Singles:
Charlotte Dawson (CHCW) def. Grace Messina 6-3, 6-0
Marie Deleval (CHCW) def. Shakee Messina 6-3, 7-5
Chealsey Giatrelis (MERRIMAC) def. Iman Williams-Mulesa 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Kelly Dennis (CHCW) def. Kara Hole 6-1, 6-2
Morgan Oechsle (CHCW) def. Alyx Barnes 6-2, 6-2
Axe Owens (CHCW) def. Rachel Muller 6-4, 6-2

Doubles:
Grace Messina/Shakee Messina (MER) def. Charlotte Dawson/Marie Deleval 8-5
Chealsey Giatrelis/Kara Hole (MER) def. Kelly Dennis/Iman Williams-Mulesa 9-8 (6-4)
Morgan Oechsle/Axe Owens (CHCW) def. Alyx Barnes/Rachel Muller 8-3

What They Said

“Hard fought matches on both sides,” said head coach Peter Arsenault. “We are hoping to grow from these for our conference title push this season.”

Up Next

The women’s tennis team returns to action this weekend, when they participate in the ITA East Regional Championship.The tournament begins Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.and ends Monday, Sept. 23.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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