Panthers shutout Badgers for third straight win
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team cruised past Johnson State College, 9-0, in a non-conference match at the Holderness School Courts on Tuesday afternoon.
The Panthers, who improved to 8-3 on the season, controlled the match from start to finish, and dropped just five games in singles play.
The doubles tandem of freshmen Chloe Knapp (Jamestown, N.Y.) and Jenna Sundquist (Monument Beach, Mass.) kicked the day off with an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles. The duo improved their record to a perfect 7-0 when playing together.
Freshman Sage Winter (New Castle, N.H.) and junior Irene Kigugu (Concord, N.H.) secured an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles, with freshman Maggie McCarthy (Marion, Mass.) and junior Megan Wheeler (Manchester, N.H.) coasting to an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles. It was the fourth time this season that the Panthers were able to sweep the doubles round.
Winter, McCarthy, freshman Kerstin Venincasa (Sutton, Mass.) and Knapp all won their singles rounds without dropping a game. Kigugu (6-2, 6-1) and Sundquist (6-1, 6-1) also won singles matches for PSU.
The loss ends the season for Johnson State, which finished the 2017 campaign with a 5-7 record. The Badgers were eliminated from the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) tournament after falling to Castleton University last week.
Plymouth State is right back at it tomorrow. The Panthers host Lyndon State College in non-conference action at the Holderness School Courts beginning at 4:00 p.m.
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