Oct. 16, 2010
GORHAM, ME - Freshman Sarah Moody (Scarborough, ME) earned a 6-3, 6-0 win at third singles to help the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 6-3 win over the UMass Boston Beacons in a Little East Conference women's tennis match Saturday afternoon in Gorham, ME.
Moody helped kick-start a four-point rally for the Huskies, who swept the third through sixth singles points, en route to the win. With the victory, the Huskies finish the regular season 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Little East Conference. UMass Boston is 8-8 overall and 2-6 in the Little East. The Huskies' win ensured them a spot in the Little East Conference Tournament Championship, which begins on Tuesday. Tournament pairings have yet to be announced by the conference office.
The Huskies led the Beacons 2-1 after the doubles points as freshmen Rachel Miller (Portland, ME) and Emily Boutin (Old Town, ME) and Moody and senior Erica Robertson (St. Albans, VT) each earned 8-1 victories at second and third doubles.
The Beacons won first and second singles to pull ahead of the Huskies. UMB sophomore Antria Kolczewiak (Newton, MA) earned a hard-fought point at first singles with a 7-6 (1), 6-4 victory over Miller. In second singles, freshman Destanee Ringler (Scituate, MA) defeated USM junior Katelyn Ouellette (Lewiston, ME) 6-3, 6-3.
Moody put the Huskies back on track however, defeating Beacon senior Brittany Engel (Freehold, NJ) 6-3, 6-0 at third singles. Sophomore Tegan Talbot (Topsham, ME) returned the Huskies to the lead with a 6-2, 6-1 win at fourth singles against Beacon freshman MaKenna Hughes (Yarmouthport, MA). Boutin and Robertson won the fifth and sixth singles points respectively by the scores of 6-2, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-1.
1. Anitra Kolczewiak (B) def. Rachel Miller (SM) 7-6 (1), 6-4
2. Destanee Ringler (B) def. Katelyn Ouellette (SM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Sarah Moody (SM) def. Brittany Engel (B) 6-3, 6-0
4. Tegan Talbot (SM) def. MaKenna Hughes (B) 6-2, 6-1
5. Emily Boutin (SM) def. Samantha Counts (B) 6-2, 6-1
6. Erica Robertson (SM) def. Wendy Steinman (B) 6-1, 6-1
1. Kloczewiak/Ringler (B) def. Ouellette/Talbot (SM) 8-4
2. Miller/Boutin (SM) def. Hughes/Hieu Nguyen (B) 8-1
3. Moody/Robertson (SM) def. Engel/Steinman (B) 8-1
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