Panthers cruise, drop just eight games on day
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's tennis team continued its torrid run, dropping just eight games on the way to a 9-0 win over Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in non-conference women's tennis action at the Holderness School Courts on Wednesday afternoon.
For the third straight match PSU swept doubles play, this time dropping only two games. The Panthers were dominant in singles action as well, as freshman Hanna Street (New Castle, N.H.) and sophomore Julie Miller (Woburn, Mass.) each won in straight sets without dropping a game.
With its fourth-straight win PSU improves to 5-1, while NVU-Lyndon drops to 2-4.
Plymouth State 9, NVU-Lyndon 0
Plymouth State (5-1)
How it Happened.
- PSU extended its overpowering doubles play to a third straight match as juniors Jenna Sundquist (Monument Beach, Mass.) and Kerstin Venincasa (Sutton, Mass.) made quick work of their opponents at No. 2, 8-0.
- Miller and sophomore Lexi Smith (Rindge, N.H.) overwhelmed their opponents by the same 8-0 score to win No. 3 doubles, while the freshman tandem of Kira Winter (Eliot, Maine) and Megan Marshall (Dartmouth, Mass.) were in complete control in an 8-2 win at No. 1.
- Miller cruised at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0, and junior Maggie McCarthy (Marion, Mass.) earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 to make it 5-0.
- Street rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2, with Sundquist posting a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 3.
- Smith was part of the most competitive match of the day at No. 6, but had little trouble coasting to a 6-2, 6-1 win, while sophomore Brie Hada (Alton, N.H.) wrapped up the shutout with a 6-1 ,6-0 decision at No. 5.
Inside the Numbers:
- PSU dropped one game or less in five-of-six singles matches.
- The Panthers have won 13-of-15 doubles matches against Division III competition this season, including each of the last ten.
- Street runs her singles record to a perfect 5-0, while the team of Sundquist and Venincasa is 5-0 in pairs action.
- Plymouth State has squared off against the Hornets each of the last 14 years, going 15-0 and dropping just nine games over that time. The Panthers have held NVU-Lyndon without a point in each of the last seven meetings.
- Plymouth State returns to Little East Conference play on Saturday (Sept. 21) when the Panthers host UMass Boston for a 1:00 p.m.
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