Panthers look to bounce back Saturday vs. Western Conn.
HOLDERNESS, N.H. – Saint Anselm College proved to be too strong for the Plymouth State University women's tennis team Friday afternoon as the Hawks blanked the Panthers 9-0 in a non-conference match at the Holderness School Courts.
Saint Anselm posted its fifth win in its last six match to improve its record to 7-5, while PSU slit to 5-4 overall. Saint Anselm (7-5) displayed its depth by sweeping the match without its No. 1 singles player Jess Perkins.
At Holderness, N.H. – Friday, Oct. 8, 2016
Saint Anselm 9, Plymouth State 0
PSU 5-4; Saint Anselm 7-5
* Tess Malerbi and Meghan Golden picked up their fifth victory of the season with an 8-4 triumph at No. 1 doubles, while Lexi Stathis paired with Kaitlin Hughes for a win at No. 2 doubles by the same score. Caroline Templer and Bridget Keefe earned an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles.
* The same six players provided singles points for Saint Anselm. Hughes ran her record to 8-4 by winning at No. 3 singles. Malerbi and Templer each dropped just one game in their matches at No. 1 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
* Meghan Golden moved up to the No. 2 spot and recorded victory and Stathis also lost only five games in a win at No. 6 singles in her first singles match of the season.
* In the lone match of the day to go the distance, Keefe outlasted freshman Alex Dunn (Jaffrey, N.H.) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 5 singles.
Western Connecticut at Plymouth State, Saturday, Oct. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Gordon at Saint Anselm, Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.
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