DANBURY, CT - Despite victories by Carine Jacque' (pictured) (New London, CT) and Alisa Yongkod (New Fairfield) in singles competition, the Western Connecticut State University women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to visiting University of St. Joseph at Westside Courts on Thursday night.
The Colonials and Blue Jays both wore pink to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Western drops to 1-11 on the season while the Blue Jays even their record at 6-6.
Jacque' and Olivia Mauro (Harwinton, CT) captured the other Colonials' victory, defeating Emma Allen (West Granby, CT) and Lisa Wawrzynowski (Newington, CT), 9-7 in a thrilling second doubles' match.
Western closes out its home slate on Saturday, October 19 when it plays host to Rhode Island College. Alyssa Panasci (Goshen, CT), the lone senior on this year's very young squad, will have her collegiate career celebrated prior to the Homecoming Day start at 1 pm.
Emma Allen (SJ) def Melissa Osorio (WC) 6-3,6-2
Rebecca Mauri (SJ) def Alyssa Panasci (WC) 6-3,6-1
Lisa Wawrzynowski (SJ) def Olivia Mauro (WC) 6-2,6-0
Carine Jacque' (WC) def Amanda Willhoft (SJ) 6-4, 7-6, (10-8)
Alisa Yongkod (WC) def April Loteczka (SJ) 6-4,6-1
Monica Palmieri (SJ) def Nicole Salamacha (WC) 6-0,5-7,6-3
Mauri/Emely Chenard (SJ) def Panasci/Osorio 8-2
Jacque'/Mauro (WC) def Allen/Wawrzynowski 9-7
Meghan Toth/Palmieri (SJ) def Salamacha/Yongkod 8-3