Merrimack Women’s Tennis Secures Consecutive Wins After Beating Saint Rose

MIDDLETON, Mass. – Playing indoors at the Northeast Tennis Center in Middleton, Mass., the Merrimack College women’s tennis team downed the College of Saint Rose, 8-1, to pick up its second straight Northeast-10 Conference win against programs from The Empire State.

The Basics
Score: Merrimack 8
, Saint Rose 1
Records: Merrimack (5-1, 5-1 NE-10)
| Saint Rose (0-5, 0-5 NE-10)
Northeast Tennis Center | Middleton, Mass.

How It Happened (Doubles)

  • No. 1 – After an 8-1 victory over Le Moyne Saturday, senior Grace Messina (Caracas, Venezuela) and sophomore Mana Seifaei (North York, Ontario) got things going for the Warriors with an 8-1 victory at the first flight
  • No. 2 – Marking Saint Rose’s lone win on the afternoon, the pairing of Averie Bowen/Alanna Bergmann triumphed over juniors Danielle Dunn (Middleton, Mass.) andMackenzie Blair (Thomaston, Conn.)
  • No. 3 – In the most impressive performance of the doubles portion, freshman Mia Briggs (York, Maine) and sophomore Lauren Persson (Barnstable, Mass.) shutout their opposition, 8-0

How It Happened (Singles)

  • No. 1 – It was  a straight sweep during singles for the Warriors, with Messina improving to 6-0 this season at the top flight with a straight-set win (6-1, 6-0)
  • No. 2 – Seifaei put forth her most impressive performance to date with a blanking at second singles, 6-0 and 6-0, over Emily Farrell
  • No. 3 – Outside of one game in the second set, Persson dispatched her opponent easily at the third flight (6-0, 6-1)
  • No. 4 – Similarly to Persson, Dunn trotted out at fourth singles and won the opening set in shutout fashion before a 6-2 win in the final frame to triumph at her flight
  • No. 5 – The final two singles spots went to the Warriors without losing a game, beginning with Blair at fifth singles
  • No. 6 – Briggs rounded out the singles group with her fifth win in six matches to begin her collegiate career


1. Grace Messina/Mana Seifaei (MER) def. KeriAnn Mahoney/Emily Farrell (STR) 8-1
2. Averie Bowen/Alanna Bergmann (STR) def. Danielle Dunn/Mackenzie Blair (MER) 8-4
3. Mia Briggs/Lauren Persson (MER) def. Wendella Wilson/Patience Cournoo (STR) 8-0


1. Grace Messina (MER) def. Averie Bowen (STR) 6-1, 6-0
2. Mana Seifaei (MER) def. Emily Farrell (STR) 6-0, 6-0
3. Lauren Persson (MER) def. KeriAnn Mahoney (STR) 6-0, 6-1
4. Danielle Dunn (MER) def. Alanna Bergmann (STR) 6-0, 6-2
5. Mackenzie Blair (MER) def. Wendella Wilson (STR) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mia Briggs (MER) def. Patience Cournoo (STR) 6-0, 6-0

Up Next
The Warriors travel to Saint Anselm on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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