Sept. 22, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team won five of the six singles matches and defeated visiting UMass Boston,7-2 , in a Little East Conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Tuesday.
The Corsairs took two of three doubles matches, and then won the first three singles matches to clinch the win in the match. Junior Amy Lopes (Dartmouth, MA) defeated freshman Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) at number one singles, 6-0, 6-0, freshman Juliet Levangie (Middleboro, MA) downed junior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) at number six, 6-0, 6-3, and then sophomore Courtney Morey (Mashpee, MA) defeated senior Jillian Hurd (Taunton, MA) at number five singles, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the decision.
Sophomore Kelsey Grossmann (Holliston, MA) and junior Amber Ubertini (Dalton, MA) had defeated senior Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA) and freshman Abigail Balme (North Attleboro, MA), 9-8 (7-5) at number two doubles to put UMD ahead, 2-1, entering singles play. Dalrymple and Levangie defeated Engel and Hurd at number three doubles, 8-4, and Kloczewiak and junior Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, MA) defeated lopes and Morey at number one doubles, 8-5, to raise Gonzalez' doubles record in dual match play to 5-0, while Kloczewiak improved to 4-1 in dual match action.
"UMass Boston is a much improved team, which obviously showed in the doubles," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Ralph Perry. "Amy came back in singles after she and Courtney lost in doubles, and Courtney came through with the win that gave us five points and clinched the match. Kelsey Grossmann and Carolina Gonzalez played a great match at number three singles, and Kelsey pulled it out in the end in a tie-breaker."
The Corsairs improved to 4-0 and 3-0 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Beacons dropped to 2-3 and 0-2 in LEC play with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Simmons Thursday. UMass Boston will host Bridgewater State Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth 7, UMass Boston 2 Sep 22, 2009 at North Dartmouth, MA (UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex) Singles competition 1. Amy Lopes (UMDWT) def. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMBWT) 6-0, 6-0 2. Emily Johnson (UMBWT) def. Amber Ubertini (UMDWT) 6-3, 6-3 3. Kelsey Grossmann (UMDWT) def. Carolina Gonzalez (UMBWT) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) 4. Blair Dalrymple (UMDWT) def. Abigail Balme (UMBWT) 7-5, 6-4 5. Courtney Morey (UMDWT) def. Jillian Hurd (UMBWT) 6-4, 6-4 6. Juliet Levangie (UMDWT) def. Brittany Engel (UMBWT) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Anitra Kloczewiak/Carolina Gonzalez (UMBWT) def. Amy Lopes/Courtney Morey (UMDWT) 8-5 2. Amber Ubertini/Kelsey Grossmann (UMDWT) def. Emily Johnson/Abigail Balme (UMBWT) 9-8 (7-5) 3. Blair Dalrymple/Juliet Levangie (UMDWT) def. Jillian Hurd/Brittany Engel (UMBWT) 8-4
Match Notes UMass Boston 2-3, 0-2 LEC UMass Dartmouth 4-0, 3-0 LEC Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,6,5,2,4,3) T-3:45 A-100