Sept. 14, 2010

Box Score

BOSTON, MA -The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team swept Pine Manor College, 9-0, today at the Boston College High School courts on the campus of UMass Boston. The match was the season opener for the Gators who fall to 0-1 while the Beacons improve to 3-1 overall, the programs best start since the 2001 campaign.

UMass Boston sophomore Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA) both did not drop a game in their respective straight set victories. Kloczewiak defeated freshman Linda Nguyen (Malden, MA) at number one singles, 6-0, 6-0, while Ringler took down freshman Margaret Robers at second singles, 6-0, 6-0. The Beacon pair then teamed up to go unblemished in number one doubles play as well, defeating Nguyen and freshman Glenn Grusko, 8-0, in pro-set form. Freshman Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA) and sophomore Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) were also flawless in singles play out of the number four and five slots. Counts registered a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Grusko playing number four singles while Nguyen went 6-0, 6-0 over freshman Christine Lowe (New York, NY) in the number five singles match. Sophomore Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA) and freshman MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA) picked up a convincing 8-0 win for UMass Boston at number two doubles over Roberts and freshman Beth Dergan while senior Brittney Engel (Freehold, NJ) earned the other Beacon win out of the number three singles spot, defeating Dergan 6-1, 6-1.

The Beacons will be back in action on Thursday, September 16 when they host Eastern Nazarene College in a 3:00 PM match while the Gators play the same day, hosting Lesley University at 6:00 PM.

Singles competition
1. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) def. Linda Nguyen (PMC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Margaret Roberts (PMC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Brittany Engel (UMB) def. Beth Dergan (PMC) 6-1, 6-1
4. Samantha Counts (UMB) def. Glenn Grusko (PMC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Hieu Nguyen (UMB) def. Christine Lowe (PMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. No player (UMB) def. No player (PMC), by forfeit

Doubles competition
1. Anitra Kloczewiak/Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Linda Nguyen/Glenn Grusko (PMC) 8-0
2. MaKenna Hughes/Wendy Steinman (UMB) def. Margaret Roberts/Beth Dergan (PMC) 8-0
3. No players (UMB) def. No players (PMC), by forfeit