NEW LONDON, N.H. – The fourth-seeded University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's tennis team left it all on the court Saturday, but ultimately lost a 5-0 match to top-seeded Colby-Sawyer College (CSC), in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Semifinal match Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Blue Jays season is now over, but not without making the GNAC Semifinals for the first time in five seasons, an impressive feat as the program continues to improve.
The Chargers got on it from the get-go, scoring early and often to clinch the match with five straight points (three doubles and two singles). Junior Elaina Griffiths (Guilford, Conn.) and sophomore Ananya Srivatsav (South Windsor, Conn.) put up a great fight at No. 2 Doubles, coming the closest to a USJ win, but lost the match, 8-3. Griffiths, along with junior captain Emily Kerr (Portland, Conn.), also scored points for the Blue Jays in singles competition.
COACH QUOTE [Karen Piazza] "I am very proud of the team to be able to advance to the semifinals this year. Each player did their part contributing to the team's success. It was great to see the improvement in the way everyone played their matches this season."
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