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Colby-Sawyer dumps PSU Women’s Tennis in dual match opener

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Colby-Sawyer College women's tennis team had little trouble in defeating Plymouth State University Thursday afternoon, handing the Panthers an 8-1 setback in the dual match opener for both schools.

The Chargers swept the three doubles matches, and then took five of the six singles matches in straight sets to claim the team victory. The only winner for the home team was sophomore Amanda Arponen (Plymouth, Mass./South), who won the second set in a tiebreaker and took the match with a 10-5 triumph in a third-set super-breaker.

Four Colby-Sawyer players were double winners on the day - sophomores Mary Francis (Steuben, Maine), Jen LaChance (Killingworth, Conn.) and Brittany Mailman (Freedom, N.H.)., freshman Hannah White (Stockbridge, Mass.) Freshman Olivia Ellis (Jericho, Vt.) also won her match at #5 singles, while freshman Lauren DeFelice (Sandy Hook, Conn.) teamed with Francis for a win at #2 doubles, and freshman Carolyn Drake (Great River, N.Y.) paired up with Mailman to capture the match at #3 doubles.

PSU, 0-1, plays another non-conference match Saturday at Endicott College (12:00 p.m.) CSC, 1-0, opens Commonwealth Coast Conference action Sunday at Regis College (1:00 p.m.) Colby-Sawyer 8, Plymouth State 1

#1 Jen LaChance/Hannah White (CSC) def. Meghan Rodier/Joan Kietzman (PSU), 8-2
#2 Mary Francis/Lauren DeFelice (CSC) def. Jill Deyermond/Buffy Garland (PSU), 9-7
#3 Brittany Mailman/Carolyn Drake (CSC) def. Briley Boisvert/Amanda Arponen (PSU), 8-4 Singles
#1 Mary Francis (CSC) def. Jill Deyermond (PSU), 6-0, 6-1
#2 Jen LaChance (CSC) def. Meghan Rodier (PSU), 6-3, 6-1
#3 Hannah White (CSC) def. Joan Kietzman (PSU), 6-2, 7-5
#4 Brittany Mailman (CSC) def. Briley Boisvert (PSU), 6-2, 6-1
#5 Olivia Ellis (CSC) def. Buffy Garland (PSU), 6-0, 6-1
#6 Amanda Arponen (PSU) def. Lauren DeFelice (CSC), 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), (10-5)

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