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Women's tennis slips past Stonehill, 5-4; earns right to host St. Anselm

COLCHESTER The Saint Michaels College womens tennis team (13-5, 10-2 NE-10) clinched the #2-seed in the Northeast-10 Conference quarterfinals with their second 5-4 victory in as many days over Stonehill College (14-5, 9-3 NE-10) Sunday afternoon in Colchester. Freshman Marran Ranks (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) won her No. 5 singles match 6-4, 7-5 and teamed with senior Megan Conway (Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield) to win No. 2 doubles 8-4. Concluding the 2007-08 Northeast-10 regular season an as the fourth seed, the Saint Michaels College mens tennis team (8-7, 7-3 NE-10) dropped a 9-0 decision to Stonehill (16-5, 9-1 NE-10) Sunday afternoon in Easton, Massachusetts. The Purple Knights will host a #4/#5 quarterfinal matchup with Bentley, who Saint Michael's defeated 8-1 on Oct. 14, 2007. Womens Singles Competition 1. Lindsey Herchel (STO) def. Lindsay Horne (STM) (6-0 ret.). 2. Daniella Granato (STO) def. Deahna Giguere (STM) (6-3, 5-7, 6-4). 3. Catherine Dalton (STM) def. Samantha Dircks (STO) (6-7, 6-4, 6-2). 4. Elise Clark (STO) def. Michelle Wood (STM) (6-1, 6-1). 5. Marran Ranks (STM) def. Allison Bleakney (STO) (6-4, 7-5). 6. Marybeth Ash (STM) def. Emily Broderick (STO) (6-1, 1-6, 6-2). Womens Doubles Competition 1. Granato/Dircks (STO) def. Wood/Horne (STM) (9-8[3]). 2. Giguere/Ash (STM) def. Herchel/Clark (STO) (8-4). 3. Conway/Ranks (STM) def. Broderick/Ryan (STO) (9-8). Special thanks to St. Michaels College for permission to reprint special athletic news items.

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