Panthers extend winning streak to four straight
JOHNSON, Vt. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team pushed its winning streak to four straight matches thanks to a 9-0 win over Northern Vermont University-Johnson in a non-conference contest at the Johnson Tennis Courts on Monday afternoon.
Sophomore Maggie McCarthy (Marion, Mass.) improved to 7-1 in doubles action as the Panthers swept pairs play for the second time in the last three outings.
With the win Plymouth State improves to 6-2, while the Badgers fall to 3-4.
Plymouth State 9, NVU-Johnson 0
Plymouth State 6-2
How it Happened:
* McCarthy teamed up with senior Irene Kigugu (Concord, N.H.) to get the Panthers off to a good start as the duo cruised to an 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles.
* Venincasa coasted to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles and McCarthy clinched the team win with a straight sets victory at No. 1 (6-2, 6-2).
* Kigugu (6-4, 6-0) controlled No. 2 singles, before freshman Brie Hada (Alton, N.H.) won at No. 5 by a 6-4, 6-3 margin.
* Miller picked up a second point for the Panthers with an easy 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 and Sundquist completed the clean sweep with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3.
Inside the Numbers:
* Venincasa improved to 5-2 in singles play. Her five wins lead senior Megan Wheeler (Manchester, N.H.) and Sundquist by one for the team lead.
* McCarthy's seven doubles wins are tops on the team, just ahead of Sundquist and sophomore Sage Winter (New Castle, N.H.), who both have six.
* This was just the fourth meeting between the two programs. Plymouth State has won all of them by identical 9-0 scores.
* PSU travels to Little East Conference foe Western Connecticut on Saturday (Sept. 29) for a 1:00 p.m. match.
* The Badgers head to Plattsburgh State (N.Y.) on Thursday (Sept. 27) for a 4:00 p.m. contest.
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