WESTON, Mass. – Regis College took the early lead by winning two of three doubles sets, and then the Pride won three straight singles contests to defeat Suffolk University, 5-1, in a first round match of the 2018 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament Wednesday evening at the Regis Tennis Center.
After a short delay due to a rain shower, the doubles matches started, with the Pride taking the first point thanks to the second doubles team of Carly Donovan (Harwich, Mass.) and Katelyn Mogelnicki (Wethersfield, Conn.), 8-3. Regis pulled ahead 2-0 on an 8-1 victory by Kaeleigh FitzPatrick (South Windsor, Conn.) and Lauren Mogelnicki (Wethersfield, Conn.) at third doubles, but Suffolk cut that margin in half with a win by Ilda Ascic and Delaney Dunlap at first doubles, 8-3.
In singles, Gracie Jarest (Wrentham, Mass.) gave the Pride momentum, earning a straight-set victory at sixth singles without losing a game (6-0, 6-0). Lauren Mogelnicki dropped just one game as she was victorious in straight sets at number five singles (6-1, 6-0), and then her sister Katelyn Mogelnicki clinched the match with a victory at number four singles (6-1, 6-1).
Regis (8-3) will face top seed Colby-Sawyer Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Indoor Tennis Center in the first semifinal of the GNAC Women's Tennis Tournament. Suffolk's season concludes at 5-9.