Gustafson picks up lone win for Panthers
NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer College women's tennis team cruised to an 8-1 win over Plymouth State University on Wednesday afternoon at Kelsey Courts.
Colby-Sawyer began the afternoon by sweeping doubles play. Senior Elizabeth Lincoln (Plymouth, Mass.) and sophomore Ashlyn Ramsay (Barkhamsted, Conn.) breezed to an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 duo of sophomore Charlotte Horton (South Hamilton, Mass.) and junior Oxana Tkachenko (Lviv, Ukraine) were easy 8-2 winners, and the No. 3 doubles team of freshman Conley Dion (Falmouth, Maine) and junior Ellen Graham (Newburyport, Mass.) gave the Chargers a 3-0 lead after an 8-6 win.
Lincoln did not drop a game en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win at the top flight. Ramsay also won in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 2 spot. Horton and Tkachenko won their No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches, respectively, in straight sets.
The Panthers' lone point came at No. 6 singles where freshman Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, Mass.) recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
In the match of the evening, Colby-Sawyer's Ellen Graham battled back from a 6-0 loss in the first set to defeat senior Chelsea Thibeault (Manchester, N.H.), 6-4 and 1-0 (10-4) in the second and third sets for the win in the fifth singles slot.
The Chargers, 2-2, play at the Grass Court Doubles Tournament in Newport, R.I., hosted by Salve Regina on Saturday. Plymouth State, 1-1, travels to Castleton next Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. match.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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