PSU Women’s Tennis soars past NVU-Lyndon

PSU Women’s Tennis soars past NVU-Lyndon

Panthers don't drop a set in convincing non-conference win

            LYNDONVILLE, Vt. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team flexed its muscle in a non-conference match at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon on Thursday afternoon, earning a 9-0 shutout at the Dudley Bell Tennis Center.

            The Panthers rolled, winning all nine points without dropping a single set on the afternoon. With the victory PSU improves to 4-2 on the year, while the Hornets drop to 1-6.


            The Basics:

            Plymouth State 9, NVU-Lyndon 0


            Plymouth State 4-2

            NVU-Lyndon 1-6


            How it Happened:

            * Plymouth swept the doubles action for the second time this season in dominating fashion. Sophomore Sage Winter (New Castle, N.H.) and classmate Maggie McCarthy (Marion, Mass.) rolled to an 8-0 win at No. 1, while sophomore Jenna Sundquist (Monument Beach, Mass.) and senior Megan Wheeler (Manchester, N.H.) teamed up to blank their competition, 8-0, at No. 2.

            * Sophomore Kerstin Venincasa (Sutton, Mass.) and classmate Emily Hill (New Hartford, Conn.) completed the sweep with an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles.

            * The Panthers continued their dominance in singles play. McCarthy earned a straight sets (6-0, 6-0) win at No. 1, with senior Irene Kigugu (Concord, N.H.) replicating the effort at No. 2.

            * Sundquist also played a clean match, sailing to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3.

            * Freshmen Brie Hada (Alton, N.H.), Julie Miller (Woburn, Mass.) and Lexi Smith (Rindge, N.H.) completed the sweep with 6-0, 6-0 wins at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.


            Inside the Numbers:

            * Hada, Miller and Smith each picked up their first career singles victories.

            * Winter and McCarthy improved to 5-1 in pairs play.

            * Plymouth State has dominated the all-time series with the Hornets, improving to 17-0 in head-to-head action.

            * The Panthers have won each of the last six meetings by a 9-0 score.


            Straight from the Coach's Mouth:

            "It was a total team effort today," commended head coach Barbara Rawlsky-Willett. "Each member of the team played and contributed to the win. I'm very proud of our consistency and concentration today."


            Up Next:

            * Plymouth State returns to the Holderness School Courts for a Little East Conference match with UMass Boston on Saturday (Sept. 22). First serve is set for 1:00 p.m.

            * The Hornets are back in action on Sunday (Sept. 23) for a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) match at Lesley, starting at 11:00 a.m.




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