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PSC captures fourth straight win

GORHAM, Maine - Plymouth State College continued its outstanding women's tennis season Wednesday with an 8-1 victory over defending Little East Conference Champion University of Southern Maine.

PSC, which lost to Southern Maine last season, 6-3, has now won four consecutive matches to improve to 5-1 overall. The Panthers already have more wins that any of the previous three seasons, and are in search of their first winning campaign since 1995.

The Panthers swept the three doubles matches and took five of the six singles encounters, including a pair of three-setters. PSC is now 2-1 in LEC matches, while USM is 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the LEC.

Junior Jamie Hazard (Foster, R.I.) and sophomore Katie Olsen (Reading, Mass.) led the Panthers, winning at No. 1 and No.2 singles, respectively, and teaming to take the No. 1 doubles match. Both are now 5-1 in singles this season, and they are 2-0 as a doubles tandem.

Also winning singles matches for PSC were junior Sarah Kasuba (Stratford, Conn.) at No. 4, sophomore Lindsay Coletti (Hudson, Mass.) at No. 5, and freshman Cassie Cash (Bath, Maine) at No. 6. Kasuba is the team leader with a 6-0 singles record, while Coletti is 4-0 and Cash is 3-0. Kasuba and sophomore Cally Thorup (Cumberland, Maine) took the No. 2 doubles match, and sophomore Holly Mills (Reading, Mass.) and Kelley Sheehan (Newburyport, Mass.) won at No. 3 to improve their record to 4-0.

The Panthers return home to host their next match this Saturday (Sept. 29) against UMass Dartmouth at 1:00 p.m.