AMHERST, Mass.– The SUNY Geneseo women's tennis team fell to Amherst, 5-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Saturday. The Knights finish their season 15-4 after advancing past the first round for the third consecutive season and fifth time in seven NCAA appearances.
The host Purple & White came into the match ranked seventh in the nation and fourth in the Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and had two doubles teams and two singles players ranked in the region by the ITA. Geneseo was ranked No. 14 in the Northeast.
Amherst took a commanding lead by sweeping the three doubles matches. The Knights number-one team of seniors Cat Crummey and Marylen Santos split the middle six games against the region's 11th-ranked team of Sue Ghosh and Sarah Monteagudo, closing to 3-6 down, but couldn't overcome an early 3-0 deficit in losing 8-3. The Geneseo duo ended the season with a 22-7 mark.
Crummey, ranked No. 22 in the region in singles, took the first set of her match at number-one singles, 6-3, against Amherst's Vicki Ip, who came in at No. 14, but the match was halted with Ip ahead 1-0 in the second set.
The two teams have now played three times in the NCAA Tournament, all in the second round, with Amherst capturing all three matchups (2012, 2015, 2016).
Santos ends her four years at Geneseo with program records in most categories, including career singles (66), doubles (73) and total wins (139), along with most season wins in doubles (23) and total (44). Crummey, who played two seasons with the Knights, holds the mark for most singles wins in a season (22) and is second in doubles (21) and total (43) wins for a single year.
Amherst 5, Geneseo 0
#1 Doubles: Ghosh/Monteagudo (A) def. Crummey/Santos (G) 8-3
#1 Singles: Crummey (G) vs. Ip (A) 6-3, 0-1, unfinished
#2 Singles: Jackie Calla (A) vs. Santos 6-2, unfinished
#3 Singles: Monteagudo (A) def. Pornpitaksuk (G) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Singles: Chen (A) vs. Salzano (G) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
#5 Singles: Wagman (A) def. Ferretti (G) 6-0, 6-1
#6 Singles: Claire Carpenter (A) vs. Hale (G) 6-1, 3-0 unfinished