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Carole Allers wins twice in WestConn's season opener

Carole Allers wins twice in WestConn's season opener

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Senior Carole Allers (Wilton, CT) captured a pair of victories, at second singles and top-flight doubles, along with Emma Chapman (Danbury, CT), but the Western Connecticut State University women's tennis team were edged out, 5-4 in its season opener at Mount St. Mary College on Thursday night.

Sarah Warkoski (Bristol, CT) and Pooja Dudhedia (Brookfield, CT) earned wins at third and fourth singles to lead the Colonials.

Three Knights, including junior Michelle Carnovale (Massapequa, N.Y.), moved to 2-0 in singles action with the win.

Carnovale, who moves to 27-8 in singles action in her career, won her second match in as many outings at the top flight on Thursday evening. She outlasted West Conn's Emma Chapman by scores of 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
 
A pair of freshmen, Sarah Canzone (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and Katie Murray (Highland Mills, N.Y.) scoring victories at the fifth and sixth singles positions. Canzone moved to 2-0 on the season with a 6-3, 6-4 fifth single triumph, while Murray remained unbeaten on the season after cruising to a 6-1, 6-2 sixth single wins.
 
Mount Saint Mary got the match off to a good start on Thursday, winning two of the match's three doubles contests.  Antionetta Capone (Howard Beach, N.Y.) and Miyanna Vernon (Liberty, N.Y.) battled to a 9-7 second position win, while Canzone and Julia Lorenzo (Emerald Isle, N.C.) posted an 8-5 win at third doubles, over Dudhedia and Clare Callahan (New Fairfield, CT) to get the Mount out to a 2-1 lead.
 
WestConn hosts Farmingdale State College on Friday.  First serve is slated for 3:30 pm.  At 1-1 on the season, Mount Saint Mary continues a five-match home stand on Sunday when it plays host to the College of New Rochelle. Match time with the Blue Angels is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.