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Colby-Sawyer spoils PSU Women’s Tennis debut

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Colby-Sawyer College women's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and lost just one singles match Thursday afternoon on its way to a 8-1 victory over Plymouth State University in the season opener for both schools.

Senior Alex Hardenbrook (Kennebunk, Maine) led the Chargers, picking up a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and a 9-8 doubles win with teammate Jennifer Lachance (Killingworth, Conn.) at No. 1 doubles.

Plymouth State sophomore Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) picked up the only win in for the Panthers, a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles.

The Chargers (1-0) travel to Roger Williams on Sunday to open Commonwealth Coast Conference play (12:00 p.m.) PSU (0-1) plays its home opener Saturday at 12 noon against Endicott. Colby-Sawyer 8, Plymouth State 1

Singles
#1 Alex Hardenbrook (CSC) def. Jill Deyermond (PSU) 6-3, 6-3
#2 Meghan Rodier (PSU) def. Mary Francis (CSC) 6-4, 6-2
#3 Jennifer Lachance (CSC) def. Kiley Boyd (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
#4 Terri Duffy (CSC) def. Erica Huckins (PSU) 6-4, 6-4
#5 Sarah Zirnkilton (CSC) def. Joan Kietzman (PSU) 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
#6 Brittany Mailman (CSC) def. Briley Boisvert (PSU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Hardenbrook/Lachance (CSC) def. Deyermond/Huckins (PSU) 9-8
#2 Francis/Duffy (CSC) def. Kietzman/Rodier (PSU) 8-3
#3 Zirnkilton/Mailman (CSC) def. Boyd/Briley Boisvert (PSU) 8-5

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