Sept. 22, 2010
BOSTON, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team won for the fourth consecutive time, sweeping the doubles matches to defeat the University of Massachusetts, 8-1, in a Little East Conference match at the Boston College High School Courts Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Corsairs improve to 4-0, 3-0 LEC while the Beacons fall to 4-3, 0-2 LEC overall.
UMass Boston freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA) picked up the lone Beacon victory, handing freshman Nicole Pelletier (Swansea, MA) a 3-6, 6-2, (10-8) defeat in number two singles play. Sophomore Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) gave senior Amy Lopes (Dartmouth, MA) all she could handle at number one singles action, eventually falling 6-3, 6-1. Kloczewiak and Ringler were both involved in the most exciting match of the day, falling 9-7 to Lopes and junior Alex Fiorita (Reading, MA) in first doubles play.
Freshman MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA) was able to pick up a few games off of senior Blair Dalrymple (North Attleboro, MA) in her 6-1, 6-2 defeat at number four singles match while senior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) avoided a sweep in number three singles action, falling 6-0, 6-1 to freshman Elizabeth Cignoli (Springfield, MA). Hughes and Engel paired up to play number two doubles vs. Pelletier and Cignoli, but the Corsair combo was too strong, picking up an 8-0 pro-set win.
In number three doubles action, sophomore Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) paired up with freshman Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA) to take on freshman Angela Pollard (Portsmouth, RI) and freshman Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, MA). The UMass Dartmouth tandem prevailed, 8-3, in pro-set play.
The Beacons are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Wentworth Institute of Technology for a 3:30 p.m. match up.
1. Amy Lopes (UMD) def. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB), 6-3, 6-1
2. Destanee Ringler (UMB) def. Nicole Pelletier (ENC) 3-6, 6-2, (10-8)
3. Elizabeth Cignoli (UMD) def. Brittany Engel (UMB) 6-0, 6-1
4. Blair Dalrymple (UMD def. MaKenna Hughes (UMB), 6-1, 6-2
5. Alexa Fiorita (UMD) def. Samantha Counts (UMB), 6-0, 6-0
6. Angela Pollard (UMD) def. Wendy Steinman (UMB), 6-0, 6-0
1. Amy Lopes/Alexa Fiorita (UMD def. Anitra Kloczewiak/Destanee Ringler (UMB), 9-7
2. Nicole Pelletier/Elizabeth Cignoli (UMD) def. MaKenna Hughes/Brittany Engel (UMB), 8-0
3. Angela Pollas/Allison Furtado def. Samantha Counts/Hieu Nguyen (UMB), 8-3