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Niagara women’s tennis dominates Fairfield for third straight win


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. –  The Niagara Purple Eagles earned their third consecutive victory with a convincing 6-1 win over the Fairfield Stags on Saturday.
Match Summary

  • The Purple Eagles won all three double matches to win the point.
  • Niagara won the first doubles match, 6-2, in No. 3 doubles by Sharlee Deshmukh and Shannon Wong.
  • Niagara had to rally in both one and two doubles to win those respective matches.
  • Niagara's No. 1 team of Stella Peisakhova and Andreea Peteu trailed 4-0 before rallying to a 7-5 win.
  • The No. 2 team of Chhinda Som and Ali Hutchinson faced a 5-2 deficit before pulling out a 7-6 (5) victory.
  • In singles action, the Purple Eagles took five of the six matches.
  • Peisakhova cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win in No. 1 singles.
  • Deshmukh topped Courtney Connors in straight sets to give Niagara a 3-0 lead.
  • Wong clinched the match for the Purple Eagles. She came from behind to take the first set 7-6 (2), and won the second set 6-2.
  • Peteu and Som each won their respective matches in three sets.
Purple Points

  • The Purple Eagles have won the doubles point in four of the last five matches.
  • The doubles team of Stella Peisakhova/Andreea Peteu and Ali Hutchinson/Chhinda Som both improved to 3-0 in MAAC matches. The team of Hutchinson and Som has won five straight overall, while Peisakhova and Peteu are on a three-match winning streak.
  • Andreea Peteu (No. 2 singles) and Shannon Wong (No. 5 singles) both improved to 3-1 in MAAC matches.
  • Sharlee Deshmukh won her fourth straight match, which is the longest streak on the team.
  • Peteu, Som, and Wong have all won three straight matches.
  • Niagara has won four of the last five matches against Fairfield.
Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles have their final road trip of the regular season next weekend with matches against Marist on April 14 and Saint Peter's on April 15.  
 Singles competition
1. Peisakhova, Stella (NIAW) def. Stuhlmann, Sarah (FFD) 6-2, 6-3
2. Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) def. Prinos, Diana (FFD) 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
3. Som, Chhinda (NIAW) def. Lombardi, Emily (FFD) 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
4. Pil, Jessica (FFD) def. Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) 6-2, 6-4
5. Wong, Shannon (NIAW) def. Komer, Anna (FFD) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
6. Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) def. Connors, Courtney (FFD) 6-3, 6-2
 Doubles competition
1. Peisakhova, Stella/Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) def. Lombardi, Emily/Stuhlmann, Sarah (FFD) 7-5
2. Hutchinson, Ali/Som, Chhinda (NIAW) def. Komer, Anna/Prinos, Diana (FFD) 7-6 (7-5)
3. Wong, Shannon/Deshmukh, Sharlee (NIAW) def. Campos, Gabriella/Connors, Courtney (FFD) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,6,5,4,2,3)

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