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September 20, 2008

PSU Women’s Tennis defeats Salem State

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Freshman Laura Donovan (Acton, Mass.) won both her matches Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University women's tennis team to a 7-2 victory over Salem State College in a Little East Conference match at the P.E. Center Courts.

            Donovan teamed up with senior Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) for a big win at No. 1 doubles, helping PSU to a 2-1 lead after doubles play.  Donovan then won in straight sets at No. 2 singles to even her season record at 4-4, one of five PSU singles winners on the day.  Rodier was defeated at No. 1 singles by Salem State junior Megan Cote (Fall River, Mass.), the defending LEC No. 1 singles champion who improved her record to 3-0 this season and 30-1 in her career.

            Other singles winners for PSU included sophomore Buffy Garland (Freedom, N.H.) at No. 3, junior Amanda Arponen (Plymouth, Mass.) at No. 4, and freshmen Lydia Smith (Marblehead, Mass.) and Sandy Capecelatro (Brewster, N.Y.) at Nos. 5 & 6, respectively.  Smith has the best record on the team with a 6-3 mark.

            Sophomores Nikki Kolb (Gilford, N.H.) and Abby Warren (Durham, N.H.) also picked up a win for PSU at No. 3 doubles.

            PSU, 2-4 overall and 2-2 in LEC matches, is home again on Tuesday with a non-conference contest against Castleton (3:30 p.m.).  Salem State, 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference, is back on the courts Thursday at Curry College (3:00 p.m.)

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