Hawks Fall In Home Opener

NEW PALTZ — The SUNY New Paltz women’s tennis team failed to win a set against Division II Dowling College on Sunday en route to a 9-0 loss in its home opener.

The tandem of Denise Cariola and Jennifer Lipp provided the most opposition at first doubles, before losing 8-4. Meanwhile, Ashley Momtahen extended Dowling’s Megan Tracey to 12 games, falling 7-5 in set one, but then went quietly, 6-1, in the decisive second set.

New Paltz, which falls to 0-3, will next face Hunter College at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the National Tennis Center in Flushing.


Dowling 9, New Paltz 0

Singles: 1. Dana Rich (D) def. Denise Cariola (NP), 6-0, 6-1. 2. Kristin Pappas (D) def. Barbara Slovak (NP), 6-0, 6-2. 3. Katherine Rosavitch (D) def. Rebecca Billow (NP), 6-1, 6-3. 4. Stephanie dela Mata (D) def. Jennifer Lipp (NP), 6-2, 6-4. 5. Sherran Wilson (D) def. Megan Crevioserat (NP), 6-1, 6-2. 6. Megan Tracey (D) def. Ashley Momtahen (NP), 7-5, 6-1

Doubles: 1. Dana Rich/Kristin Pappas (D) def. Denise Cariola/Jennifer Lipp (NP), 8-4. 2. Stephanie dela Mata/Sherran Wilson (D) def. Rebecca Billow/Barbara Slovak (NP), 8-0. 3. Katherine Rosavitch/Megan Tracey (D) def. Jill Gaudet/Allison Schwille (NP), 7-1.

Team Records: Dowling 2-1, New Paltz 0-3.