LONGMEADOW, Mass.- Bay Path hosted the Hawks of Becker College in a NECC conference rival match. The Wildcats edged the Hawks 6-3, taking the doubles 2-1. Junior No.5 player Edna Aboagye (Wappinger Falls, NY.) took the deciding point, defeating senior Chenylle Mercado (Tyngsborough, Mass.) 6-2, 6-1.
Becker's number one tandem of sophomore Jennifer Lord (Fall River, Mass.) and freshman Jacqueline Andrade (Somerset, Mass.) defeated Bay Path's pair of senior Stephanie Morin (Springfield, Mass.)and senior Abigail Janneke (Waterbury Conn.)8-8, 7-4. The Wildcats would take number three doubles with junior Kim Drahushuk (Hudson, N.Y.) and junior Yismel Rosario (Methuen, Mass.), 8-8, 9-7 over Mercado and freshman Dana Mahan (Manville, R.I..).
Bay Path junior Brittany Walsh (North Smithfield, R.I.) played well, winning her doubles match 8-2 and losing a tough singles match, 4-6, 6-1, 5-7 to Jacqueline Andrade (Somerset, Mass.). Walsh teamed with fellow junior Taylor Wood (Castleton, N.Y.) to take the final doubles point, 8-2 defeating junior Livia Smith (Worcester, Mass.) and junior Kerry Saltvick (Bakersfield, Calif.).
Bay Path is now 2-3 overall and 1-0 in NECC play, while Becker falls to 1-5 on the season and 0-2 in league play.