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