Oct. 9, 2010
SALEM, MA - Salem State University ran its undefeated streak to nine this afternoon as the Lady Vikings upended the University of Massachusetts Boston women's tennis team, 8-1, in a Little East Conference match at Salem State. The loss drops the Beacons record to 6-6 overall and 1-5 in the LEC, while Salem State remains perfect at 9-0 and 6-0 in conference.
Salem State jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after sweeping all three doubles matches to start and never looked back.
The Vikings' Alicia Poore (Stoneham, MA) and Michelle McEewen (Billerica, MA) posted an 8-4 victory at first doubles over Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA) and Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA). Lauren Turenne (Reading, MA) and Carly Muniz (Gloucester, MA) continued the winning with an 8-1 win over Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) and MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA) at No. 2 doubles , while Patty Quartararo (Lexington, MA) and Anna Yaskell, (Stockholm, Sweden) won their third straight match together beating Brittany Engel ( Freehold, NJ) and Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA), 8-1, at third doubles.
The Vikings then defeated the Beacons in five straight singles matches. After Kloczewiak earned a point for UMass Boston at top flight singles with a 6-2, 6-4 win against Poore, the Vikings handled the rest of the lineup in straight set wins. Turenne, Muniz, Quartararo, and Jess Spinale (Saugus, MA) all won their sets in decisive fashion.
UMass Boston is in action again Monday, October 11 when it travels to Rhode Island College for an LEC matchup at 1:00 p.m.
1. Alicia Poore/Michelle McEwen (SSU) def. Anitra Kloczewiak/Destanee Ringler (UMB) 8-4 2. Lauren Turenne/Carly Muniz (SSU) def. Hieu Nguyen/MaKenna Hughes (UMB) 8-1 3. Patricia Quartararo/Anna Yaskell (SSU) def. Brittany Engel/Wendy Steinman (UMB) 8-1
1. Anitra Kloczewiak (UMB) def. Alicia Poore (SSU) 6-2, 6-4 2. Lauren Turenne (SSU) def. Destanee Ringler (UMB) 6-2, 6-0 3. Michelle McEwen (SSU) def. Brittany Engel (UMB) 6-1, 6-1 4. Carly Muniz (SSU) def. MaKenna Hughes (UMB) 6-1, 6-2 5. Patricia Quartararo (SSU) def. Samantha Counts (UMB) 6-3, 6-1 6. Jessica Spinale (SSU) def. Wendy Steinman (UMB) 6-0, 6-0
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