- Bridgewater State College won four singles matches and two doubles matches Wednesday afternoon and defeated Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference women's tennis encounter, 6-3.
The Panthers collected singles victories from junior Rachel Xavier (Meredith, N.H.) at No. 4 and junior Sarah Cole (North Waterboro, Maine) at No. 6. Xavier remained perfect this season in singles with a 3-0 record and Cole improved to 2-1. Sophomore Erica Huckins (Plymouth, N.H.) and junior Liz Duell (Hope Valley, R.I.) also teamed up to capture a victory for the Panthers at No. 3 doubles to improve their record to 2-0.
PSU, 1-2 overall and 1-1 in LEC matches, returns home to host Salem State on Saturday in another conference contest. The start time of that match has been moved from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Bridgewater State, which (like Salem State) is playing LEC tennis for the first time this season, is 1-1 overall and in the conference.
Bridgewater State 6, Plymouth State 3
#1 Kim Palumbo (BSC) def. Whitney O'Leary (PSU), 7-5, 6-0
#2 Rebecca Jenkins (BSC) def. Erica Huckins (PSU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
#3 Dianna Sullivan (BSC) def. Jill Deyermond (PSU), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
#4 Rachel Xavier (PSU) def. Jacqui Levangie (BSC), 6-3, 6-2
#5 Robyn DelDuca (BSC) def. Briley Boisvert (PSU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
#6 Sarah Cole (PSU) def. Regina Dube (BSC), 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
#1 Palumbo/Levangie (BSC) def. O'Leary/Deyermond (PSU), 8-5
#2 Jenkins/Sullivan (BSC) def. Xavier/Cole (PSU), 9-7
#3 Huckins/Liz Duell (PSU) def. DelDuca/Amy Rego (BSC), 8-5