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October 2, 2010

PSU Women’s Tennis rolls past UMass Boston

Panthers sweep singles to take LEC match 

            BOSTON, Mass. – The Plymouth State University women’s tennis team swept all six singles matches Saturday afternoon en route to an 8-1 victory over the University of Massachusetts Boston in a Little East Conference match played at Boston College High School.

            The Panthers led 2-1 after doubles play but removed all doubt by sweeping the singles matches, all in straight sets.  PSU got back on the winning track, stopping a three-match skid and improving to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in conference matches.  The Beacons fall to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in LEC play.

            Sophomore Rachel Figura (Cheshire, Conn.) and junior Lydia Smith (Marblehead, Mass.) continued their strong play for the Panthers, teaming up for a victory at No. 2 doubles and improving their record to 4-3.  Figura also upped her singles record to 4-3 with a win at No. 3, and Smith remained undefeated on the season in singles (7-0) with a victory at No. 4. Junior Laura Donovan (Acton, Mass.) also won twice for the Panthers, improving her singles record to 5-1 with a win at No. 2, and pairing up with freshman Elizabeth Silsby (Dorset, Vt.) for the triumph at No. 3 doubles.

            Also winning for the Panthers was sophomore Sara Burke (Barrington, R.I.) at No. 1 singles, improving her record to 4-3, and freshmen Molly Heartfield (Dorset, Vt.) and Jane Duggan (Saunderstown, R.I.) at Nos. 5 and 6 singles, respectively.

            The UMass Boston number one tandem of sophomore Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, Mass.) and freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, Mass.) posted the only win for the Beacons.

            The Beacons will be in action again on Tuesday when they travel to Providence to take on LEC foe Rhode Island College at 3:30 p.m., while the Panthers head to Lyndonville, Vt. on Wednesday, when they’ll hit the courts against Lyndon State College at 3:30 p.m. 

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