SALEM, Mass. – Less than 24 hours after their hard fought win over Worcester State University, women's tennis had to travel to Salem to take on the top-ranked team in the Little East Conference, the Vikings of Salem State (10-1, 7-0 LEC). The host Vikings defeated the Beacons (6-7, 3-4 LEC) by the final score of 8-1 Wednesday afternoon at Central Campus tennis courts.
Earning the lone victory for the Beacons was junior Anitra Kloczewiak (Newton, MA). With her 7-6, 6-1 win at first singles, Kloczewiak notched her record setting 47th career combined victory. She passes Sabine Van Vlerken '01, who held the record for the last 10 seasons with 46 combined victories.
To start off Wednesday's match, the host Vikings recorded three straight victories in doubles play to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Following the Kloczewiak win at first singles, Salem went on to seal the win with five straight victories in singles competition. At fifth flight, Hieu Nguyen (Dorchester, MA) put forth a valiant effort, but Salem State's Melissa Govertsen managed to pull out a 6-4, 6-2 decision, ending Nguyen's 10-match win streak.
Women's Tennis will close out their 2011 conference schedule this Saturday when they travel to Plymouth State University for 12 p.m. match.