WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS AT CASTLETON STATE, 8-1, IN SEASON OPENER

Sept. 6, 2009

Box Score

CASTLETON, VT - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team opened its season with an 8-1 loss at Castleton State College, 8-1, today in Castleton, VT. The Beacons fall to 0-1 on the season, while the Spartans win their third straight match to improve to 3-1.

UMass Boston scored its only point of the match with a win at second doubles, courtesy of an 8-3 decision by the tandem of freshman Abigail Balme (North Attleboro, MA) and junior Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, MA) over Charla Klaas and Brynn Paraschos.

Both teams are back in action on Thursday, September 10. Castleton State will play host to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 4:00 p.m., while the Beacons will host Newbury College at 3:30 p.m.

SINGLES

\#1 Michelle Podnecky (CSC) DEF. Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) (UMB) 6-1, 6-4 \#2 Kate Bucci (CSC) DEF. Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA) (UMB) 7-6 (5), 6-0 \#3 Brynn Paraschos (CSC) DEF. Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, MA) (UMB) 6-4, 6-2 \#4 Brittni Racine (CSC) DEF. Abigail Balme (North Attleboro, MA) (UMB) 6-4, 6-1 \#5 Chelsea Crehan (CSC) DEF. Jillian Hurd (Taunton, MA) (UMB) 6-1, 6-3 \#6 Erica Bilodeau (CSC) DEF. Brittany Engel (Freehold, MA) (UMB) 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES

\#1 Podnecky/Bucci (CSC) DEF. Kloczewiak/Johnson (UMB) 8-6 Pro-Set \#2 Balme/Gonzalez (UMB) DEF. Charla Klaas/Paraschos (CSC) 8-3 Pro-Set \#3 Racine/Crehan (CSC) DEF. Engel/Hurd (UMB) 8-2 Pro-Set