GOFFSTOWN, N.H. – Top-seeded Southern New Hampshire captured its second Northeast-10 Conference women’s tennis tournament title with a 5-2 victory against No. 2 seed Stonehill. The Penmen, who earn an automatic bid to next week’s NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Championship, won their 12th consecutive match and improved to 17-2 overall. The Skyhawks, who saw their six-match win streak snapped, are now 18-3 and are NE-10 runnners-up for the second year in a row. Stonehill is expected to earn an NCAA at-large berth.
Amber Chandronnait, Catalina Echeverry and Alena Mukdaprakorn were all named to the All-Tournament Team for SNHU.
Southern New Hampshire jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the doubles competition. Chandronnait and Echeverry were 8-0 winners at No. 1 versus Jacquelyn Harrow and Lindsey Herchel while Mukdaprakorn and Kirsten Jean defeated Kaitlyn Martin and Leah White, 8-1, at No. 2.
In singles, the Penmen swept the top three spots to clinch the victory. Chandronnait was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 1 against Herchel, while Mukdaprakorn captured a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 versus Amy Toegemann. Echeverry clinched the match for SNHU with a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 victory against White at No. 3.
Stonehill’s Paige Frost handled Samantha Jean, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 4 singles, and Toegemann and Chelsea Haedrich defeated Jean and Kara Pease, 8-2, at third doubles.
Southern New Hampshire has now won 37 straight matches against Northeast-10 opponents including the postseason. The Penmen will be making their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.