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PSU Women’s Tennis defeats UMass Boston

            BOSTON, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's tennis team won its second match in three days Tuesday afternoon, defeating the University of Massachusetts Boston, 6-3, in a Little East Conference match played at Boston College High School.

            PSU won four of the six singles matches and the second and third doubles encounters to pull out the team victory.  The Panthers evened their LEC record at 3-3 and improved to 4-7 overall, while UMB drops to 1-5 in the conference and 5-5 overall.

            Junior Amanda Arponen (Plymouth, Mass.) was a double-winner for PSU, winning in straight sets at No. 3 singles and teaming with sophomore Buffy Garland (Freedom, N.H.) for a victory at No. 2 doubles. Senior Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) took the No. 1 singles match for the Panthers with an easy straight-set win.

            Freshmen Lydia Smith (Marblehead, Mass.) and Sandy Capecelatro (Brewster, N.Y.) were also singles winners for PSU at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.  Sophomore Nikki Kolb (Gilford, N.H.) and freshman Abby Warren (Durham, N.H.) paired up to capture the win at No. 3 doubles.

            The Beacons were led by Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, Mass.), who was a winner at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles.

            The Panthers wrap up the regular season this Saturday with an LEC match at Western Connecticut (12:00 p.m.) The LEC Team Tournament starts next Tuesday (Oct. 14), with first-round pairings to be determined after this weekend's contests.

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