Women’s Tennis Falls At Simmons, 8-1

Women’s Tennis Falls At Simmons, 8-1

BOSTON, Mass. – Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) collected the lone win as Simmons University handed women's tennis an 8-1 non-conference loss Wednesday afternoon at Daly Courts.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 1, Simmons University 8

UMass Boston (0-4)
Simmons University (2-6)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Gauthier recorded her third win of the 2018 season at first singles when she defeated Nickie Nguyen by the final of 6-0, 2-6, 10-7.  Valerie Tueme (Bonney Lake, Wash.) also played a close match at second singles but was defeated by Marissa Johnson by the final of 6-1, 7-5. 

To start the match, Simmons earned a pair of 8-4 wins, and had an 8-1 win at second doubles to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Beacons heading into singles play.

At third singles, Meaghan Moriarty (Norton, Mass.) dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision to Paolo Rios to finish as the only other Beacon to record points in both sets. 

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Wednesday's match marked the fifth time that UMass Boston has faced Simmons University
  • The Beacons have now dropped four-straight to the Sharks, but has one win over Simmons which they recorded on October 9, 2001 (5-3)
  • With her win, Gauthier is now sitting 3-1 on the year overall and is 2-1 in conference play.

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will host Worcester State University on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.