Panthers cruise to third 9-0 win in four matches
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Not even rain could slow down Plymouth State University as the Panthers cruised to a 9-0 win over Castleton University in a Little East Conference (LEC) women's tennis match at the Bank of New Hampshire Field House at ALLWell North on Tuesday evening.
Play started outdoors with all three doubles courts underway when the rain started, forcing the teams indoors. Once play resumed, PSU wrapped up pairs action with a 3-0 lead, before collecting points in each of the six singles matches.
Juniors Jenna Sundquist (Monument Beach, Mass.) and Kerstin Venincasa (Sutton, Mass.) had big days as the duo teamed up for an 8-1 win in doubles play, before both cruised to straight set wins without dropping a game in singles action.
Plymouth State runs its record to 6-2 overall (3-1 LEC), while Castleton drops to 2-6 and 0-4 in conference action.
Plymouth State 9, Castleton 0
Plymouth State (6-2, 3-1 LEC)
Castleton (2-6, 0-4 LEC)
How it Happened.
- Freshmen Kira Winter (Eliot, Maine) and Hanna Street (New Castle, N.H.) picked up the first point of the day with an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles, while Venincasa and Sundquist earned a win at No. 2 by the same score.
- No. 1 doubles was more competitive, but junior Maggie McCarthy (Marion, Mass.) and freshman Megan Marshall (Dartmouth, Mass.) were able to hold off senior Megan Nadler (Rutland, Vt.) and sophomore Regina Marchese by an 8-5 score.
- Sundquist made quick work of her opponent at No 6 singles, before Winter wrapped up a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 2.
- Street stayed perfect in singles play on the season, improving to 7-0 after a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 5, with Venincasa wrapping up her win next.
- Marshall posted a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 3, while McCarthy wrapped up the shutout with a hard fought win over Nadler at No. 1 (5-7, 6-4, 10-4).
Inside the Numbers:
- Sundquist and Venincasa improved to 6-1 as a doubles team.
- Plymouth State picked up its third 9-0 win in four matches, with all three coming against Vermont schools (Castleton, NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon).
- McCarthy has won five straight singles matches.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"Everyone played well today," said head coach Barbara Rawlsky-Willett, "but the match of the day went to Maggie [McCarty] at No. 1 singles. After losing a tough first set she fought back to win the second and then take the third set 10-point tiebreaker."
- Plymouth State heads to NCAA Division II Franklin Pierce for a non-conference match Thursday (Sept. 26) at 3:00 p.m.
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