GORHAM, Maine—Despite strong play from their two youngest players, the UMass Boston women's tennis team (1-4, 0-2 LEC) dropped a Little East Conference matchup 6-3 to the University of Southern Maine Huskies (5-2, 2-1) Tuesday afternoon at the Costello Courts.
Freshman Stephony Reeves (Dorchester, Mass.) and Solveig Castelli (Precojo, France) combined for all three Beacon points on the day. Reeves earned her first ever doubles victory by pairing up with Castelli at number three doubles. The freshman duo defeated Monique Giroux and Alex Lewis 8-4.
In singles play, Reeves earned her second career individual victory with a 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 win over Giroux. Castelli kept the Beacons alive in the match at number six singles with her first career singles win, a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Lewis.
Southern Maine earned the LEC win behind strong play at the top of the lineup. After taking two of the three doubles matches, the Huskies took wins at number one and number two singles to put UMB at the brink of defeat. Castelli kept the Huskies at bay to make it 4-2, but Southern Maine earned wins at number three and four singles to secure the win.
UMass Boston will look to break their three-match slide Thursday when they return to host Eastern Nazarene College at 3 p.m.