Panthers win second match in 24 hours
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team improved to 4-2 on the season Thursday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over Lyndon State College in a non-conference match at the P. E. Center Courts.
The Panthers, coming off a 6-3 victory over Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday, took two of the three doubles and five of the six singles matches against the Hornets. All 10 Panthers on the roster saw action on the court, with nine different players earning a victory.
PSU took a 2-1 lead after the doubles matches, winning in the second and third flights. Senior Megan Cooper and sophomore Jane Duggan were winners at No. 2, and sophomore Ashley Hanlon and freshman Rosalie DiRado teamed up to post an 8-0 victory at No. 3.
All five PSU singles wins came in straight sets – junior Sara Burke at No.1, sophomore Molly Heartfield at No. 3, junior Elizabeth Silsby at No. 4, sophomore Cheyenne Lessard at No 5, and sophomore Chelsea Thibeault at No. 6.
The Hornets got a strong performance from sophomore Kayla Flynn, who posted a pair of victories. Flynn and classmate Kelsey Johnson earned an 8-5 decision at No. 1 doubles, and Flynn came from behind to win the No. 2 singles match in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5.
PSU returns to Little East Conference action Saturday with a trip to Western Connecticut State University. Lyndon State plays a North Atlantic Conference match Saturday at Johnson State College.
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