Pooja Dudhedia captures deciding singles match in win at Pratt

Pooja Dudhedia captures deciding singles match in win at Pratt

BROOKLYN, NY - The Western Connecticut State University women's tennis team took two of three doubles matches then split its singles matches to defeat the Cannoneers 5-4 in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at the ARC.  

"It came down to the last match of the day and Pooja Dudhedia was able clinch it for us," stated WestConn head coach Shawn Stillman.  "Last season, we struggled to find a way to win in close matches, so it feels good to be on the winning side of this one."

Carole Allers (Wilton, CT) and Emma Chapman (Danbury, CT) remained perfect on the season by defeating Amanda Two and Melanie Kania, 8-5 at top flight pairs.

Pooja Dudhedia (Brookfield, CT) and Sarah Warkowski (Bristol, CT) defeated Caroline Madden and Morgan Ferweda by the same count, 8-5, at second doubles.

Chapman, Allers and Dudhedia were all victorious in singles action on Sunday.  In the deciding match, Dudhedia defeated Ferweda, 6-0, 6-1 to close out the Colonials victory.

In singles play, Pratt's No.3, Caroline Madden, earned a hard-fought victory over Warkoski 7-5, 6-3, while Maia Schlussel continued her impressive collegiate debut by besting Lesley Coronel (Danbury, CT)  6-2, 6-4. Cory Marks concluded her afternoon with dominant 6-0, 6-2 win to earn the point in No. 6 singles over Clare Callahan (New Fairfield, CT).

WestConn, 3-0, plays host to John Jay College on Thursday, September 14.  First serve between the Colonials and Bloodhounds is set for 3:30 pm at Westside Courts.

Tennis Match Results
Western Connecticut vs Pratt Institute
Sep 10, 2017 at Brooklyn, NY
(Pratt ARC)

Western Connecticut 5, Pratt Institute 4

 Singles competition
1. Emma Chapman (WCSUW) def. Amanda Twu (PRATT) 6-3, 6-3
2. Carole Allers (WCSUW) def. Melanie Kania (PRATT) 6-4, 6-3
3. Caroline Madden (PRATT) def. Sarah Warkoski (WCSUW) 7-5, 6-3
4. Pooja Dudhedia (WCSUW) def. Morgan Ferweda (PRATT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Maia Schlussel (PRATT) def. Lesley Coronel (WCSUW) 6-2, 6-4
6. Cory Marks (PRATT) def. Clare Callahan (WCSUW) 6-0, 6-2

 Doubles competition
1. Carole Allers/Emma Chapman (WCSUW) def. Amanda Twu/Melanie Kania (PRATT) 8-5
2. Pooja Dudhedia/Sarah Warkoski (WCSUW) def. Caroline Madden/Morgan Ferweda (PRATT) 8-5
3. Maia Schlussel/Cory Marks (PRATT) def. Gabriella Orsini/Carolina Albano (WCSUW) 8-0

Match Notes:
T-3:00