When and Where: April 23, 2016 – Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Tennis Courts)
Score: Queens (N.Y.) College 7, Southern New Hampshire University 2
Records: Queens (N.Y.) 16-3, SNHU 12-7
Ashley Loft (Leysin, Switzerland) played nearly flawlessly at No. 1 singles, but the Southern New Hampshire University women's tennis team was defeated by 21st-ranked Queens (N.Y.) College, 7-2, in the regular-season finale Saturday on Senior Day at the SNHU Tennis Courts.
Loft, ranked 12th in the ITA East Regional Rankings, dispatched Sumeera Kamil, 6-2, 6-0, in what is likely her final match at home.
Freshman Rachel Wagner (Framingham, Mass.) earned the other point for Southern New Hampshire with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Anne Strating at No. 6 singles.
The Penmen were swept in doubles play as Loft and freshman Abla Chadli (Rabat, Morocco) fell, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles, while senior Yolanda Green (Springfield, Mass.) and freshman Anna Sala (Matadepera, Spain) were doubled up, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles. Wagner and classmate Kaitlyn Poje (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) were narrowly edged, 8-6, in the No. 3 slot.
-Southern New Hampshire is No. 7 in the latest ITA East Regional rankings, while Queens is second.
-Seniors Loft and Green were honored in a ceremony during the match.
The Penmen now wait to hear their fate for the NCAA Tournament on Tuesday, May 3 (8:30 p.m.) on NCAA.com.
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