Women's Tennis Grabs 6-3 Win Over Eastern Nazarene College
QUINCY, Mass.—Behind perfect 2-0 days from each of their top three players in the lineup, UMass Boston women's tennis (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Eastern Nazarene College (1-5) at the Waterston Avenue Tennis Courts.
Senior co-captains Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, Mass.) and Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, Mass.) teamed up for a victory at number one doubles and each won their singles match, while freshman Nuha Muntasser (Braintree, Mass.) picked up the fifth and sixth wins of her freshman campaign.
Freshman Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, Mass.) accounted for the final point of the day for UMass Boston, as she picked up her first collegiate victory with a win at sixth flight singles.
UMass Boston began the match with a 2-1 victory after doubles, before wrapping up the victory with four straight wins to open singles play.
Kloczewiak and Counts put the Beacons ahead for good by starting the match with an 8-1 dominating victory at top-flight singles.
Muntasser and doubles partner Solveig Castelli (Precojo, France) quickly pushed the lead to 2-0, when they earned an 8-2 win at second-flight doubles.
The hosts finally got on the board at third flight doubles, when Hannah Lariviere and Sarah Layton downed the Beacons' pair of Kelsey Shea (West Bridgewater, Mass.) and Vicky Woytowicz (Springfield, Mass.) 8-5.
UMass Boston grabbed their two-point lead back at 3-1, when Kloczewiak downed Tressa Burrello 6-1, 6-0 at number two singles.
Muntasser finished her match right on the heels of Kloczewiak, as the freshman earned a straight-set 6-0, 6-0 win at top-flight singles.
Counts made the Beacons victory official when she finished off Layton in third singles with a 6-3, 6-3 win.
UMass Boston picked up their sixth and final point of the day at number six singles, when Conroy downed Lariviere 6-2, 6-4 to earn her first collegiate win in her third collegiate match.
Eastern Nazarene picked up their second win of the match at number four singles, when Juju Atwater defeated Castelli 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.
The Lions closed out the match with a win at fifth flight singles-where Kelsey Waddle outlasted Nurcin Celebi (Istanbul, Turkey) 6-2, 2-6 (10-6) in a super-tiebreaker win.
UMass Boston will have a short turn around, as they will host undefeated Rhode Island College Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.