PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State University women's tennis team captured its fifth consecutive victory Saturday afternoon, defeating the University of Massachusetts Boston 7-2 in a Little East Conference match at the P.E. Center Courts.
The Panthers had little trouble against the overmatched Beacons, who had only four players. PSU, 5-2 overall, now shares first place in the LEC with Rhode Island College, both teams at 4-0 in conference matches. UMB falls to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in the LEC.
Plymouth State took three of the four singles matches that were played. Sophomore Jill Deyermond (Atkinson, N.H.), junior Erica Huckins (Plymouth, N.H.) and senior Rachel Xavier (Meredith, N.H.) won for PSU at Nos. 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Senior Sarah Cole (North Waterboro, Maine) and freshman Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) also accepted forfeit victories for PSU.
Cole and senior Liz Duell (Hopewell Valley, R.I.) took the match at No. 1 doubles for PSU, and Rodier and sophomore Briley Boisvert (Goffstown, N.H.) received a forfeit win at No. 3 doubles.
The Beacons were led by freshman Bettina D'Andrea (Mexico City, Mexico), who captured the No. 1 singles match. Freshman Jillian Hurd (Taunton, Mass.) and junior Jill Halvorson (Quincy, Mass.) also won for UMB at No. 2 doubles.
The Panthers play another LEC match Tuesday at Southern Maine (3:30 p.m.), while the Beacons return home to host Rhode Island College in a conference tilt on Tuesday (3:30 p.m.) Plymouth State 7, UMass Boston 2
#1 Bettina D'Andrea (UMB) def. Whitney O'Leary (PSU), 6-4, 6-0
#2 Jill Deyermond (PSU) def. Jill Halvorson (UMB), 6-1, 6-1
#3 Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Jillian Hurd (UMB), 6-0, 6-1
#4 Rachel Xavier (PSU) def. Diana Yassin (UMB), 6-0, 6-0
#5 Sarah Cole (PSU) won by forfeit
#6 Meghan Rodier (PSU) won by forfeit
#1 Sarah Cole/Liz Duell (PSU) def. Bettina D'Andrea/Diana Yassin (UMB), 9-7
#2 Jillian Hurd/Jill Halvorson (UMB) def. Kiley Boyd/Brittany Campbell (PSU), 8-5
#3 Meghan Rodier/Briley Boisvert (PSU) won by forfeit
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