BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA), record setting doubles victory women's tennis (6-6, 3-3 LEC) cruised to a 7-2 Little East Conference win over Worcester State University (3-8, 0-6 LEC) Tuesday afternoon on the Boston College High School Courts. With the win, the Beacons have secured a place in the 2011 conference tournament.
With Tuesday's 8-2 win at first doubles, Kloczewiak broke the program record for career doubles victory, as she earned her 26th career victory. Along with her 6-1, 6-3 victory at first singles, Kloczewiak tied the program record for most combined wins. The junior now has a combined 46 victories (26 doubles, 20 singles) in her three seasons with the Beacons, tying her with Sabine Van Vlerken '01.
Helping Kloczewiak to her record setting doubles victory was MaKenna Arrigo (Yarmouth Port, MA). The Beacons swept all three doubles matches, with Samantha Counts (Bridgewater, MA) and Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) earning an 8-3 win at second doubles, and Katherine Perkins (Dennis, MA) and Wendy Steinman (Dudley, MA) earning an 8-4 victory at third doubles.
In singles play, Arrigo was victorious at second flight with her 6-1, 6-2, 11-9 decision. Nguyen notched her 11th straight victory with a dominant 6-3, 6-1 win at fifth flight. Perkins closed out the day with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at sixth flight to help secure the Beacons postseason bid.
Earning the two Worcester State victories were Brooke Michanczyk and Miranda Biron at third and fourth singles respectively.
Women's tennis will look to keep this momentum going as they are tentatively scheduled to face Salem State University on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. That match may be moved to tomorrow due to inclement weather in the forecast.