WESTON, Mass. – Katasha Jarvis (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and Ariana McCormack (Worcester, Mass.) dominated at doubles and singles to lift the Regis (Mass.) women's tennis team to a thrilling 5-4 win over Suffolk Wednesday at the Regis Tennis Center and remain perfect (2-0) in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play.
Carly Scanlon (Canton, Mass.), after being edged with partner Carly Donovan (Harwich, Mass.) in a two doubles tiebreak, delivered the match clincher with her win at third singles. Her 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 win over Elena Cisneros Garcia (Barcelona, Spain) helped the Pride to a 3-1 overall record.
Regis had to rally after doubles play to earn the win. Scanlon and Donovan's 9-8 (9-7) loss on the two court to the Suffolk pair of Delany Dunlap (Hingham, Mass.) and Keely Hardy (Charleston, S.C.) broke a 1-1 tie in the match and gave the Rams (2-4, 1-1 GNAC) the lead heading into singles play.
Donovan and Jarvis were the first two to finish, collecting straight-set wins on the one and two courts, respectively. The results then went back-and-forth beginning with Danlyn Medou (Inglewood, Calif.) taking down Sara Kanarkiewicz (Peabody, Mass.) in straight sets at the six.
McCormack responded with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Hardy on the four court but Ahilya Malhoutra tied the match once again with her 6-2, 6-2 win over Amy DiPace (Cambridge, Mass.) at fifth singles.
That set the stage for a deciding match on the No. 3 court where Scanlon won the only three-set match of the evening to clinch the win.
Regis returns to action on Regis Fest, hosting Simmons for an 11:00 a.m. match this Saturday. The Rams have a quick turnaround and host Lesley on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.