Sept. 16, 2010

Box Score

BOSTON, MA -The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team swept Eastern Nazarene College, 9-0, today at the Boston College High School courts on the campus of UMass Boston. With the victory, the Beacons improve to 4-1 overall, to match the programs best start since the 2001 campaign. The loss drops the Lions to 0-6 on the year.

UMass Boston sophomore Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and freshman MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA) did not drop a game in singles play, picking up 6-0, 6-0 victories out of the number one and five singles slots. Kloczewiak teamed up with freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA) at number one doubles to stay perfect on the day, picking up an 8-0 victory over junior Laura Keith (West Bridgewater, MA) and sophomore Elise Sleeper (Sanford, ME). Ringler earned a gritty 6-3, 6-4 win over Sleeper in number two singles action while senior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) earned a near flawless 6-0, 6-1 victory in number three singles play over Keith. Freshman Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA) played well out of the number five singles slot, defeating sophomore Monica Gonzalez (Somerville, MA) 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA) rounded out the singles play for the Beacons, earning a convincing 6-0, 6-1 victory over Alexis Malloy (Greenbelt, MD) in the number six singles spot. Engel and Hughes played together in number two doubles action, picking up an 8-3 pro-set victory over sophomores Samantha Jones (Marion, MA) and Sharon Lemire (Lyndeboro, NH) while Count and sophomore Heiu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) registered an 8-1 victory over Gonzalez and Malloy in number three doubles play.

The Beacons will be back in action on Saturday, September 18 when they travel to Danbury, CT to face Western Connecticut State in a 1:00 p.m. Little East Conference match up while the Lions play the same day, hosting Endicott College at 1:00 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) def. Sharon Lemire (ENC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Elise SLeeper (ENC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Brittany Engel (UMB) def. Laura Keith (ENC) 6-0, 6-1
4. MaKenna Hughes (UMB) def. Samantha Jones (ENC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Samantha Counts (UMB) def. Monica Gonzalez (ENC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Wendy Steinman def. Alexis Malloy (ENC), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Anitra Kloczewiak/Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Elise Sleeper/Laura Keith (ENC) 8-0
2. MaKenna Hughes/Brittany Engel (UMB) def. Sharon Lemire/Samantha Jones (ENC) 8-3
3. Samantha Counts/Hieu Nguyen (UMB) def. Monica Gonzalez/Alexis Malloy (ENC), 8-1