BOSTON, Mass.—Junior Kristy Garcia (Miami, Fla.) won her second-consecutive Beacons Invitational Singles Title, to highlight UMass Boston women's tennis' performance at the Third Annual Beacons Invitational on Monday afternoon.
Regis College 8 Points
Wentworth Institute 5 Points
UMass Boston 3.5 Points
HOW IT HAPPENED
Garcia went a perfect 3-0 and dropped just six games across her three wins, to defend her singles crown.
She opened the day by defeating Wentworth's Olivia DeLuca 6-1, 6-1 to reach the semifinals. In the semifinals, the junior routed Regis College's Kailey Myers 6-0, 6-0 to make it back to the Singles Championship Match for the second-straight year.
Garcia defeated another Regis player, Erica Murphy, 6-4, 6-0 to become the first two-time champion in Beacons Invitational history.
Both players struggled in the first round, before facing off against each other in the consolation semifinals. Erickson defeated Benatuil 6-4, 6-0 to advance to the consolation finals.
DeLuca, Garcia's first-round opponent, earned the consolation bracket title by knocking off Erickson 6-1, 6-3.
In the doubles bracket, UMass Boston entered two pairs in the competition.
Junior Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, Mass.) and Valeria Tueme (Easton, Mass.) played a pair of matches in the "Blue Pool." The pair fell 8-4 in their first match against Regis' Katasha Jarvis and Ariana McCormack, before dropping a 9-7 contest against Wentworth's Ellen Butts and Kelsey DeGouveia.
The duo dropped an 8-6 match against Jesse Lord and Carly Scanlon of Regis, before falling just short in an 8-6 loss to Wentworth's Emily Jodoin and Veronica Monteiro.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Regis won the overall team title and Jarvis and McCormack earned the doubles crown.
- Each team earned one point for a victory in the main draw, and .5 points for wins in the consolation bracket.
- With her three wins, Garcia finishes her season tied for third in program history with her 12 singles wins and 20 overall victories in a single-season. She ended the season on a six-match winning streak in singles play.
- Garcia also ended the season tied for first in program history for total matches played in a season (40).
UMass Boston's season concluded this afternoon. The Beacons will return six players to next year's roster.