Oct. 20, 2009
BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team was defeated by visiting University of Southern Maine, 6-3, today in a Little East Conference match played at Boston College High School. The Beacons fall to 2-9 on the season and 0-7 in LEC play to finish their season, while the Huskies improve to 6-7 and 2-5. Southern Maine will play again on Thursday, October 24 when it travels to Bridgewater, MA to take on Bridgewater State College in the Little East Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
UMass Boston won two of three doubles matches with freshman Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and Carolina Gonzalez (East Bridgewater, MA) combining for a 9-7 victory at first doubles over sophomore Katelyn Ouellette (Lewiston, ME) and Tegan Talbot (Topsham, ME). Gonzalez improved to 8-5, in doubles play, including 8-3 in dual matches for the season. Her doubles win total is the seventh-most in a season in school history. Seniors Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA) and Jillian Hurd (Taunton, MA) made their last career doubles match a good one for the Beacons with an 8-6 win at second doubles over the tandem of Kristine Brammer (Littleton, NH) and Samantha Tardif (Biddeford, ME). Johnson finishes her career as UMass Boston's career leader in total matches played (98), singles matches played (50) and doubles matches played (48), while ranking second on the career list with 43 total matches won, 21 singles matches won and 22 doubles victories. The Beacons picked up their third point in singles play, thanks to a 6-0, 6-4 decision at first singles by Kloczewiak over Brammer.
\#1 Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) DEF. Kristine Brammer (USM) 6-0, 6-4 \#2 Katelyn Ouellette (USM) DEF. Emily Johnson (UMB) 6-0, 6-1 \#3 Tegan Talbot (USM) DEF. Carolina Gonzalez (UMB) 6-1, 6-1 \#4 Erica Robinson (St. Albans, VT) (USM) DEF. Abigail Balme (North Attleboro, MA) (UMB) 6-1, 6-0 \#5 Laura Bell (Hollis, ME) (USM) DEF. Jillian Hurd (USM) 6-3, 6-2 \#6 Samantha Tardif (USM) DEF. Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) (UMB) 6-0, 6-1
\#1 Gonzalez/Kloczewiak (UMB) DEF. Ouellette/Talbot (USM) 9-7 Pro-Set \#2 Johnson/Hurd (UMB) DEF. Brammer/Tardif (USM) 8-6 Pro-Set \#3 Bell/Robinson (USM) DEF. Balme/Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA) (UMB) 8-2 Pro-Set