Sept. 17, 2009
QUINCY, MA - The University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team defeated host Eastern Nazarene College today, 9-0, in Quincy, MA. The Beacons win their second straight match to improve to 2-1 on the season, while the Lions fall to 2-3.
Freshman Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) did not drop a set for UMass Boston in a 6-0, 6-0 victory over senior Allison Cammarata (Marion, MA) at first singles and also won at number one doubles with partner Carolina Gonzalez (Bridgewater, MA), 9-8 (4) over the Eastern Nazarene tandem of freshman Elise Sleeper (Sanford, ME) and Cammarata. Senior Emily Johnson (Saugus, MA) took down Sleeper at second singles, 6-1, 6-2, for her 18th career singles victory to tie her for third on the Beacons' career list. She also won at number two doubles, teaming with freshman Abigail Balme (North Attlboro, MA) to defeat sophomore Laura Keith (West Bridgewater, MA) and Arielle Nazareth (Warwick, RI), 8-1. Gonzalez improved to a combined 5-1 for UMass Boston with a singles victory at number three over Keith, 6-1, 6-0, while Balme also upped her combined mark to 5-1 with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph at fourth singles over Nazareth. Senior Jillian Hurd (Taunton, MA) dropped the first set for the Beacons, 6-3, at fifth singles, but rallied to win the next two sets, 6-3, 12-10, at fifth singles over senior Stephani Pestilli (Norwell, MA), while junior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) also went to three sets for UMass Boston at number six singles, beating senior Heather LaFountain (Pawtucket, RI), 6-1, 4-6, 10-3, to improve to a combined 3-2 on the year. Hurd and Engel paired up to win at third doubles as well with an 8-3 decision over Pestilli and LaFountain.
The Beacons will be in action again on Friday, September 18 when they travel to Cambridge, MA to compete on the campus of MIT in the ITA New England Division III Championships at 8:00 a.m., while the Lions travel to Dudley, MA on September 19 for a noon match with Nichols College.
\#1 Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) DEF. Allison Cammarata (ENC) 6-0, 6-0 \#2 Emily Johnson (UMB) DEF. Elise Sleeper (ENC) 6-1, 6-2 \#3 Carolina Gonzalez (UMB) DEF. Laura Keith (ENC) 6-1, 6-0 \#4 Abigail Balme (UMB) DEF. Arielle Nazareth (ENC) 6-1, 6-1 \#5 Jillian Hurd (UMB) DEF. Stephani Pestilli (ENC) 3-6, 6-3, 12-10 \#6 Brittany Engel (UMB) DEF. Heather LaFountain (ENC) 6-1, 4-6, 10-3
\#1 Gonzalez/Kloczewiak (UMB) DEF. Cammarata/Sleeper (ENC) 9-8 (4) Pro-Set \#2 Balme/Johnson (UMB) DEF. Keith/Nazareth (ENC) 8-1 Pro-Set \#3 Hurd/Engel (UMB) DEF. Pestilli/LaFountain (ENC) 8-3 Pro-Set