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September 10, 2005

PSU Women’s Tennis defeats UMD in Little East opener

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University took five out of six singles matches and swept all three doubles en route to an easy 8-1 win over UMass-Dartmouth Saturday at the P.E. Center Courts.

PSU's top player, senior Whitney O'Leary (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) was defeated by UMD's Noelle Judd (Burlington, Mass) at No. 1 singles. However, the Panthers won the other eight matches and evened their overall record at 2-2. The Corsairs fall to 1-2 on the season.

O'Leary teamed with junior Erica Huckins (Holderness, N.H.) to capture the No. 1 doubles match. Senior Rachel Xavier (Meredith, N.H.) and sophomore Jill Deyermond (Akinson, N.H.) won at No. 2 doubles while seniors Sarah Cole (North Waterboro, Maine) and Liz Duell (Hopewell Valley, R.I.) also combined to win their match for PSU at No. 3 doubles.

Singles winners for PSU included Deyermond at No. 2, Huckins at No. 3, Xavier at No. 4, Cole at No. 5 and freshman Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) at No. 6.

The Panthers are back in action Wednesday in a Little East Conference match against Bridgewater State at the P.E. Center Courts (4:00 p.m.) Plymouth State 8, UMass-Dartmouth 1

Singles
#1 Noelle Judd (UMD) def. Whitney O'Leary (PSU), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
#2 Jill Deyermond (PSU) def. Sarah Charwick (UMD),6-1,7-6 (8-6)
#3 Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Becky Bullock (UMD), 6-3,6-0
#4 Rachel Xavier (PSU) def. Katie Haepers (UMD),5-7, 6-3, 1-0
#5 Sarah Cole (PSU) def. Allison DeAngelu (UMD) 6-1, 6-4
#6 Meghan Rodier (PSU) def. Natasha Tretter (UMD) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
#1 O'Leary/Huckins (PSU) def. Judd/Charwick (UMD), 8-2
#2 Xavier/Deyermond (PSU) def Bullock/Haepers (UMD) 8-6
#3 Cole/Liz Duell (PSU) def. Tretter/Jess Sanderson (UMD) 8-3

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