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PSU Women’s Tennis defeats Western Connecticut

PSU Women’s Tennis defeats Western Connecticut

Panthers sweep doubles en route to Little East victory

            HOLDERNESS, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team swept the three doubles matches Saturday morning and went on to defeat Western Connecticut State University, 7-2, in a Little East Conference match at the Holderness School Courts.

            Seniors Zara Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) and Rachel Gustafson (Belchertown, Mass.) and freshman Alex Dunn (Jaffrey, N.H.) were all winners in both doubles and singles to lead the Panther effort. PSU won its third straight conference match to improve to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the LEC. Western Conn. dropped to 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the Little East. 

THE BASICS

At Holderness, N.H. – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Plymouth State 7, Western Connecticut 2

Records:

PSU 6-4 (5-2 LEC); Western Connecticut 3-8 (0-6 LEC) 

PSU HIGHLIGHTS

* Zara Jakubas won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, after teaming with her sister Sunny Jakubas (Califon, N.J.) for an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.

* Gustafson teamed with sophomore Irene Ireme (Concord, N.H.) for a victory at No. 2 doubles, and then earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles.

* Dunn pulled out a 6-2, 7-5 victory at No. 6 singles after pairing up with junior Megan Wheeler (Manchester, N.H./Central) for  a win at No. 3 doubles.

* Junior Megan Wallace (Moultonborough, N.H.) dropped the first set at No. 3 singles but came back to win the next two sets, 6-0, 6-1. 

WCSU HIGHLIGHTS

* Junior Carole Allers (Wilton, Conn.) won the No. 2 singles match for Western, 6-3, 7-5.

* Freshman Pooja Dudhedia (Brookfield, Conn.) was a winner for the Colonials at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-4. 

NEXT MATCH

PSU hosts Castleton, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30 p.m.

WCSU hosts Bard, Friday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. 

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