Panthers suffer first regular season loss since 2013
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team suffered its first regular season loss since 2013 Sunday afternoon, falling to Saint Anselm College, 7-2, in non-conference action.
The Panthers gave Saint Anselm a strong challenge, but their neighbors to the south proved too strong. The Hawks were playing it their season opener while PSU is now 1-1.
Sophomore Jess Perkins (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led the Hawks with victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, handing PSU senior Zara Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) her first career defeat after a 15-0 start at No. 1 singles. Perkins also teamed with sophomore Meg Golden (Scituate, Mass.) to defeat Jakubas and freshman Kelley Corson (Exeter, N.H.) in the top doubles match.
The Hawks swept the doubles matches, with Ashley Sulkin (Ipswich, Mass.) and Tess Malerbi (Scituate, Mass.) taking an 8-4 decision at No. 2, and Katie Roberts(South Windsor, Conn.) and Leah Fitzgerald (Bedford, N.H.) winning at No. 3 doubles in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-5).
The Panthers are back on the courts Wednesday in a non-conference match at Colyby-Sawyer College (3:30 p.m.)
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