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October 11, 2008

PSU Women’s Tennis drops regular season finale

            DANBURY, Conn. - The Plymouth State University women's tennis team wrapped up the regular season Saturday afternoon on the short end of a 6-3 decision against Western Connecticut State University.

            The Panthers wrap up the regular season at 4-8 overall and 3-4 in the Little East Conference. The Colonials improve to 7-3 overall and 3-3 in the LEC, and have one more regular season match Sunday against Salem State.

            Both PSU singles wins came in three sets after dropping the opening set.  Senior Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) won the No. 1 singles match, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-4, and freshman Sandy Capecelatro (Brewster, N.Y.) was a winner at No. 5 singles, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2.

            The only doubles team to win for PSU was the No. 3 tandem of sophomore Nikki Kolb (Gilford, N.H.) and freshman Abby Warren (Durham, N.H.), who improved their record to 3-2 with an 8-6 win.

            Sophomore Lauren Post (Danbury, Conn.) led the Colonials, capturing matches at No. 2 singles and with Justine Perna (Burlington, Conn.) at No. 1 doubles. Junior Brittany Hoynack (Old Lyme, Conn.) and freshman Alyssa Hoynack (Old Lyme, Conn.) were also double-winners, winning at third and fourth singles respectively, and teaming up  for the victory at second doubles.

            PSU will be the fifth seed in the LEC Tournament, which starts Tuesday, and WestConn has clinched the fourth seed.  The Panthers will make a return visit to Danbury for Tuesday's first round match. UMass Dartmouth went 7-0 in LEC play this fall to capture the regular season title.

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