Oct. 10, 2009
BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team was defeated by visiting Salem State College, 7-2, today in a Little East Conference match played at Boston College High School. The Beacons fall to 2-7 on the season and 0-6 in LEC play, while the Vikings improve to 7-1 and 5-0.
UMass Boston scored in singles play when senior Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA) picked up a point out of the number two spot against junior Alicia Poore (Stoneham, MA) winning in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, to give her 21 career singles victories to tie her with Sabine Van Vlerken (1998-01) for second on the school's career singles wins list. The other Beacon point came from the number four singles match that featured UMass Boston junior Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, MA) and Salem State College junior Jess Distler (Pepperell, MA). Gonzalez took the first set 7-5 before Distler came back to even the match with a 6-4 win in the second set. Gonzalez took home the third set in pro-set scoring, 10-5 and has now picked up either a singles or doubles victory in eight of the team's nine dual matches on the year.
The Beacons will be in action again when they host Suffolk University in a non-conference match on Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the Boston College High School courts, while Salem State College hosts Gordon College on Thursday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m.
\#1 Megan Cote (Fall River, MA) (SSC) DEF. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) 6-2, 6-0 \#2 Emily Johnson (UMB) DEF. Alicia Poore (SSC) 6-3, 6-2 \#3 Carly Muniz (Gloucester, MA) (SSC) DEF. Abigail Balme (North Attleboro, MA) (UMB) 6-4, 4-6, (10-5) \#4 Carolina Gonzalez (UMB) DEF. Jess Distler (SSC) 7-5, 3-6, (10-8) \#5 Michelle McEwen (Billerica, MA) (SSC) DEF. Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) (UMB) 6-1, 6-0 \#6 Patty Quartararo (Lexington, MA) (SSC) DEF. Jillian Hurd (Taunton, MA) (UMB) 6-2, 6-1
\#1 Cote/Distler (SSC) DEF. Gonzalez/Kloczewiak (UMB) 8-3 Pro-Set \#2 Poore/Quartararo (SSC) DEF. Balme/Johnson (UMB) 8-3 Pro-Set \#3 Muniz/McEwen (SSC) DEF. Hurd/Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) (UMB) 8-3 Pro-Set