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Worcester State defeats PSU Women’s Tennis

            SHREWSBURY, Mass. - The Plymouth State University women's tennis team fell to 0-3 on the season Tuesday afternoon with a 7-2 non-conference loss to Worcester State College in a match played at Shrewsbury High School.

            The Lancers started off the match by sweeping the three doubles contests.  PSU rebounded with a pair of wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but the home team proved too strong.  The Panthers made the trip to Worcester without several of their top players, who had class conflicts.

            Freshman Rachel Figura (Cheshire, Conn.) was bumped up to the No. 1 singles spot for PSU and recorded a three-set victory over Courteney Blais (Paxton, Mass.), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2. Classmate Dana Holdredge (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown) moved up to No. 2 singles and won her match, winning a pair of tiebreakers.  Holdredge also went to a tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles with teammate and classmate Shaina Cyr (Rochester, N.H./Spaulding), but the Panther duo lost 9-8 (7-1).

            PSU, 0-3, will look to pick up its first win of the season in this Friday's home opener at the P.E. Center Courts against Bridgewater State (3:30 p.m.) Worcester State travels to Rhode Island College for a noontime matchup on Saturday. 

(Courtesy of Worcester State Sports Information)

Worcester State 7, Plymouth State 2






Rachel Figura (PSU) def Courtney Blais (WOR)

6-2, 4-6, 6-2


Dana Holdredge (PSU) def Ashley Perkins (WOR)

7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4)


Albana Xhemollari (WOR) def Shaine Cyr (PSU)

6-3, 6-3


Jacqueline Shaw (WOR) def Melissa Castellano (PSU)

6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)


Nicole Sellner (WOR) def Karli Kesson (PSU)

7-5, 6-3


Lauren Cain (WOR) def Nichole Adamo (PSU)

6-2, 6-4







Perkins-Blais (WOR) def Figura-Kesson (PSU)



Xhemollari-Shaw (WOR) def Holdrege-Cyr (PSU)

9-8 (7-1)


Sellner-Danielle Lehman (WOR) def Castellano-Adamo (PSU)



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