NEW LONDON, Conn. – In a dual which came down to the final match, senior Emily Migliorini (North Haven, Conn.) rallied from behind in her second set at No. 1 singles to lift the Connecticut College women's tennis team to a 5-4 win over Merrimack on Thursday afternoon. The Camels recorded their second victory over a Division II opponent in less than a week, as they also defeated New Haven on the road by a 5-2 decision last weekend.
With the teams tied at 4-4 and only the top-spot singles match remaining, Migliorini got off to a strong start by winning her opening set against Mana Seifaei, 6-1, and take control early. After falling behind, 5-2, in the second set, she stormed back to win the frame, 7-5, and clinch the match for the Camels in thrilling fashion.
Connecticut College won two of the three doubles matches to move ahead at the beginning. Senior Mariah Warren (McLeansville, N.C.) and freshman Brooke Scully (Winchester, Mass.) won No. 1 doubles, 8-4, and sophomores Meredith Kenny (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Skylar Morgan (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took the No. 3 spot by an 8-6 score.
In addition to Migliorini's triumph, Scully and Morgan captured their singles matches to become double winners on the day to significantly contribute to the victory as well. Scully beat Cassie Restrepo from the No. 4 position, 7-6 and 6-2, while Morgan bettered Mia Briggs by 6-4 and 6-3 scores at the No. 6 spot.
Connecticut College (8-4) will next visit two nationally-ranked opponents over the weekend. The Camels will first face Williams on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.