NEW LONDON, Conn. – A valiant effort against a Division II program came up just short as the Connecticut College women's tennis team dropped a seesaw dual match to Merrimack by a 5-4 score on Saturday afternoon at the Luce Field House.
With the teams deadlocked at 4-4, the match would be decided at No. 4 singles. Camel sophomore Hayley Zukerberg (Newton, Mass.) got off to a strong start by earning a 6-4 win in the opening set, but Merrimack's Cassie Restrepo fought back to win the second set, 6-2, and survive Zuckerberg, 7-5, in the third-set tiebreaker to clinch the match for the Warriors.
Senior Mariah Warren (McLeansville, N.C.) led Connecticut College (2-2) by winning both of her matches. She captured the No. 5 singles spot by scores of 6-2 and 6-3 after teaming up with sister Angelica Warren (McLeansville, N.C.) for an 8-2 triumph at the top doubles position. Junior Emily Migliorini (North Haven, Conn.) and Brinley Bartlett (Malvern, Pa.) also earned singles victories to highlight the afternoon for the Camels.
Connecticut College will next travel to Massachusetts to make up a postponed match against Amherst. The teams will square off on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m.