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PSU Women’s Tennis cruises past UMass Dartmouth

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's tennis team won its first match of the season Sunday afternoon, sweeping the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 9-0, in the Little East Conference opener for both schools.

The Panthers had little trouble with the Corsairs, winning all three doubles and all six singles matches. PSU improves to 1-2 on the season, while UMD is now also 1-2.

Leading the way for PSU was junior Jill Deyermond (Atkinson, N.H.), who won matches at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles, with senior Erica Huckins (Holderness, N.H.). Huckins was also a winner at No. 3 singles. Other singles winners for PSU were sophomore Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) at No. 2, junior Kiley Boyd (Brattleboro, Vt.) at No. 4, junior Joan Kietzman (Plymouth, N.H.) at No. 5, and junior Briley Boisvert (Goffstown, N.H.) at No. 6, and other PSU doubles winners included Rodier and Kietzman at No. 1 and Boyd and Boisvert at No. 3.

Plymouth State returns to southeastern Massachusetts on Wednesday for an LEC match at Bridgewater State (3:30 p.m.) UMD also plays an LEC match Tuesday at UMass Boston (3:30 p.m.) Plymouth State 9, UMass Dartmouth 0

Singles
#1 Jill Deyermond (PSU) def. Becky Bullock (UMD), 6-1, 6-2
#2 Meghan Rodier (PSU) def. Katie Haepers (UMD), 6-4, 6-1
#3 Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Allison DeAngelis (UMD), 6-1, 6-1
#4 Kiley Boyd (PSU) def. Amy Bullock (UMD), 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
#5 Joan Kietzman (PSU) def. Natasha Tretter (UMD), 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
#6 Briley Boisvert (PSU) def. Alecia Newton (UMD), 6-4, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Meghan Rodier/Joan Kietzman (PSU) def. Becky Bullock/Katie Haepers (UMD), 8-4
#2 Jill Deyermond/Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Allison DeAngelis/Amy Bullock (UMD), 8-0
#3 Kiley Boyd/Briley Boisvert (PSU) def. Alecia Newton/Jess Sanderson (UMD), 8-2

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