Women’s Tennis Drops Conference Match to Worcester State

Women’s Tennis Drops Conference Match to Worcester State

BOSTON, Mass. – Fatema Abdoo (Springfield, Mass.) collected the lone win for women's tennis as the Beacons were handed an 8-1 Little East Conference loss by Worcester State University Saturday afternoon at the BC High School Tennis Courts.


UMass Boston 1, Worcester State University 8

UMass Boston (0-5, 0-4 Little East Conference)
Worcester State U. (4-4, 3-1 Little East Conference)


To collect her first conference win of 2018, Abdoo had to go the distance against WSU's Victoria Konicki.  After dropping the first set by the final 7-6 (7-4), Abdoo bounced back in the second set with a commanding 6-2 victory.  She then powered past her opponent in the tiebreaker as she clinched the 10-8 victory. 

Also, nearly picking-up a win in first doubles was the team of Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) and Valeria Tueme (Bonney Lake, Wash.).  The duo forced a tiebreaker but fell just short as Worcester's Dominique Alves and Monika Mularski collected the tight 9-8 (10-8) win.

In singles play, the Lancers controlled five of the six matches from start to finish.  Gauthier and Tueme were handed 6-4, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-1 losses respectively.  Meaghan Moriarty (Norton, Mass.) dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision at third singles, while at fourth singles Chloe Gates (Plymouth, Mass.) fell by the finals of 6-2, 6-0.


  • With the win Abdoo is now 1-2 on the year in singles competition, and 1-1 in Little East play
  • Saturday's victory marked the first of Abdoo's collegiate career
  • All-time the Lancers are now 10-5 against the Beacons and have won three straight against UMB
  • So far this season the Beacons are now 3-2 at sixth singles


The Beacons will travel to Rhode Island College on Monday for a 3:30 p.m. conference match.