The Emerson Women's Tennis Team fell to the Pride of Springfield College on Wednesday, 8-1 in match play.
Emerson fell behind early in the hard fought doubles matches. Alisha Parikh (San Francisco, Calif.) and Sabrina Jacobs (Demarest, N.J.) fell to Mellisa Parrish and Juliette Piazza 8-4. Eliana Flores-Barber (Long Beach, Calif.) and Annie Woodbury (Salinas, Calif.) fell by the same score to Cara Freadman and Rielly Malz. Thea Nagle (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) and Alex Weingarten (Carlsbad, Calif.) were defeated by Rachel Ahlmeyer and Emily Etter in straight sets 8-0.
Parrish and Parikh faced off in the top singles pairing, with Parrish winning 6-3 in both sets. Jacobs fell 6-0 in both sets to Freadman. Woodbury fell to Etter 6-1 in straight sets. Flores-Barber fell to Malz in a hard fought first set 7-6 (7-1) and 6-2 in the second set. Ahlmeyer defeated Nagle in another hard fought first set 7-5, before closing out the match 6-2 in the second set. Weingarten gave the Lions their lone victory, defeating Piazza in three sets. After losing the first set, she rallied to win 6-4, 10-4 in the final two sets.
The Lions take on the Clark University Cougars on Friday, with the NEWMAC match starting at 5:00pm