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PSU Women’s Tennis rolls to fifth straight win

BOSTON, Mass. - Plymouth State University swept all six singles matches Saturday afternoon en route to an 8-1 victory over the University of Massachusetts Boston in a Little East Conference women's tennis match played at Boston College High School.

The Panthers rolled to their fifth consecutive victory, improving to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. UMB dropped to 0-2 both overall and in LEC matches.

Four PSU players were double winners on the afternoon. Sophomore Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) won at No. 2 singles in a third-set super tiebreaker, junior Joan Kietzman (Plymouth, N.H.) won in straight sets at No. 5 singles, and the team of Rodier and Kietzman were victorious at No. 2 doubles. Senior Kiley Boyd (Brattleboro, Vt.) and junior Briley Boisvert (Goffstown, N.H.) won singles matches at Nos. 4 and 6, respectively, and paired up for a win at No. 3 doubles.

Also winning for PSU were junior Jill Deyermond (Atkinson, N.H.) at No. 1 singles, and senior Erica Huckins (Holderness, N.H.) at No. 3 singles.

Plymouth State has two key LEC home matches coming up this week, Tuesday vs. Southern Maine (4:00 p.m.) and Saturday against defending champion Rhode Island College (12:00 p.m.) Plymouth State 8, UMass Boston 1

Doubles
#1 Denise Ridge/EmilyJohnson (UMB) def. Jill Deyermond/Erica Huckins (PSU), 8-5
#2 Meghan Rodier/Joan Kietzman (PSU) def. Kristen Chan/Julie Circosta (UMB), 8-3
#3 Kiley Boyd/Briley Boisvert (PSU) def. Jill Halvorson/Pamela Green (UMB), 8-0

Singles
#1 Jill Deyermond (PSU) def. Denise Ridge (UMB), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
#2 Meghan Rodier (PSU) def. Emily Johnson (UMB), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
#3 Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Kristen Chan (UMB), 6-1, 6-2
#4 Kiley Boyd (PSU) def. Julie Circosta (UMB), 6-2, 6-0
#5 Joan Kietzman (PSU) def. Jill Halvorson (UMB), 6-0, 6-3
#6 Briley Boisvert (PSU) def. Bing Nguy (UMB), 6-0, 6-0

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