The Berkeley College women's tennis team dropped a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest on Thursday evening, falling to the Cannoneers of Pratt Institute by a score of 9-0 at the Pratt ARC in Brooklyn, NY. With the defeat, the Knights slipped to 0-3 on the 2016 campaign, and 0-2 in league competition. The Cannoneers improved to 8-3 on the season, and finalized their conference portion of the schedule with an unblemished 3-0 mark.
Pratt Institute's combination of Amanda Twu and Melanie Kania knocked off Berkeley College's Kate Zharkova and Marisol Munoz by the score of 8-2 at No. 1 doubles. The Cannoneers' team of Cory Marks and Neeka Gilardian earned an 8-0 shutout victory over the Knights' Ayashaii Vernon and Stephanie Kiu-Tse at No. 2 doubles, and Pratt won the No. 3 doubles flight by default.
When play switched over to singles, Pratt Institute closed the door. At No. 1 flight singles, Twu outlasted Zharkova by a score of 10-7, and No. 2 singles featured Kania shutting down Munoz, 10-0. Gilardian beat Tse 10-1 in third singles, and the Cannoneers' Haddie Webster was victorious at No. 4 flight singles, defeating Vernon 10-0. Pratt Institute won the No. 5 and No. 6 singles flights by default.
Berkeley College will return to action on Sunday afternoon, as the Knights will take on the Blue Angels in another Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest. Start-time for that match is noon, and the contest will take place at the USTA.