Sept. 3, 2010
JOHNSON, VT - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team swept host Johnson State College, 9-0, today in Johnson, VT. The match was the season opener for both teams as the Beacons improve to 1-0, while the Badgers fall to 0-1.
UMass Boston sophomore Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and freshman MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA) both did not drop a game in their respective straight set victories. Kloczewiak defeated senior Kim Blakeman (Scituate, MA) at number one singles, 6-0, 6-0, while Hughes took down freshman Maegan Ploof (Saint Albans, VT) at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-0. Both players went unblemished in doubles play for the Beacons as well. Kloczewiak combined with freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA) at first doubles to defeat sophomore Rebecca Quarantiello (Newburyport, MA) and junior Katelyn Breault (Orleans, VT), 8-0, in pro-set form. Hughes teamed with classmate Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA) for an 8-0 decision at third doubles over Ploof and freshman Tara Krauss (Woodstock, VT), 8-0. Ringler won her first collegiate singles match with an easy 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Quarantiello at number two singles for UMass Boston, while senior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory at third singles over freshman Emily Miller (Tucson, AZ). Engel paired with sophomore Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA) for a win at number two doubles over Blakeman and Miller, 8-5. Sophomore Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) won at fifth singles over Krauss, 6-1, 6-2, for her first collegiate singles victory.
Singles competition 1. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) def. Kim Blakeman (JSC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Rebecca Quarantiello (JSC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Brittany Engel (UMB) def. Emily Miller (JSC) 6-2, 6-4
4. MaKenna Hughes (UMB) def. Maegan Ploof (JSC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Hieu Nguyen (UMB) def. Tara Krauss (JSC) 6-1, 6-2
6. No player (UMB) def. No player (JSC), by forfeit
Doubles competition 1. Anitra Kloczewiak/Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Rebecca Quarantiello/Katelyn Beault (JSC) 8-0 2. Brittany Engel/Wendy Steinman (UMB) def. Kim Blakeman/Emily Miller (JSC) 8-5 3. Samantha Counts/MaKenna Hughes (UMB) def. Tara Krauss/Maegan Ploof (JSC) 8-0