S.Jakubas wins twice to lead Panthers in setback
HOLDERNESS, N.H. – The Bridgewater State University women's tennis team took two out of three doubles matches Saturday afternoon and held on to defeat defending champion Plymouth State University, 5-4, in a Little East Conference match at the Holderness School Courts.
Trailing 2-1 after doubles, PSU captured victories at No.1 and No.2 singles by senior Zara Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) and Sunny Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) to take a 3-2 lead. The Bears pulled out the team win with victories in the next three matches.
BSU recorded its first win of the season, improving to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in the LEC, while PSU suffered its third straight loss and fell to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Freshman Hayley Anderson (San Antonio, Texas) led the Bears with a victory at No. 3 singles after teaming with sophomore Alisha Silva (Taunton, Mass.) for a key win at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Bojana Roman (Somerset, Mass.) was also a double-winner for the Bears, taking the clinching match at No. 6 singles after posting a win at No. 3 doubles with teammate Alison Scagnelli (Sutton, Mass.) Sophomore Rebecca Zeuschner (West Hartford, Conn.) also won for BSU at No. 4 singles.
PSU's victory in doubles was by Sunny Jakubas and junior Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, Mass.) in the No. 2 slot. Freshman Irene Ireme (Concord, N.H.) rounded out the match with a win for PSU at No. 5 singles.
PSU returns to the courts Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. match at Castleton University, while BSU returns home to host Johnson & Wales on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
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