Women's Tennis Improves To 2-0 For First Time Since 2001

Women's Tennis Improves To 2-0 For First Time Since 2001

WATERVILLE, Maine—All six Beacons went 2-0, to lead UMass Boston women's tennis to their first 2-0 start since 2001, with a 9-0 victory over Thomas College (Maine) on Sunday afternoon.

THE BASICS

UMass Boston 9, Thomas College 0

(UMass Boston 2-0)
(Thomas College 0-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

UMass Boston swept doubles play and dropped just 11 games across 12 sets in singles play, to earn their first 9-0 sweep of the season.

Senior Valeria Tueme (Bonney Lake, Wash.) had the most dominant day for the Beacons. She did not drop a game at either second doubles or fourth singles in the win over the Terriers.

Evangelia Vassiliadis (Weymouth, Mass.) and Meaghan Moriarty (Norton, Mass.) opened the match with an 8-1 victory at third doubles.

Chloe Gates (Plymouth, Mass.) and Tueme made it 2-0 moments later, as they blanked Taylor Davis and Cassidy Hamm 8-0 at second doubles.

Shelby Parent (Cambridge, Minn.) and Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) closed out the sweep of doubles, with an 8-6 win at number one doubles.

Gates capped off her dominant day with a 6-1, 6-0 thrashing of Samantha Mercier at sixth singles.

Tueme clinched the match victory with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Hamm at fourth singles.

Parent pushed the Beacons advantage to 6-0 at fifth singles, when she claimed a 6-0, 6-2 victory.

Moriarty earned the Beacons second 6-0, 6-0 blanking during singles play, as she easily overpowered Davis at third singles.

Gauthier closed out a perfect opening weekend with a 6-3, 6-2 win at number one singles.

In the final match to finish, Vassiliadis improved to 4-0 on the season by earning a 6-3, 6-0 win at second singles.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • UMass Boston is 2-0 for only the third time in program history. The Beacons started 2-0 in 1999 and went 3-0 to start the 2001 season.
  • With the victory, UMass Boston improved to 2-0 all-time against Thomas College. The Beacons defeated the Terriers 6-3 during the spring portion of their 2018-19 schedule.
  • Tueme went 2-0 in a match for the first time since 2017 Opening Day. She is also 2-0 in singles to start the 2019-20 season, after not winning a singles match last year.
  • Gauthier, Vassiliadis and Parent all improved to 4-0 to start the season on Sunday.

WHO'S NEXT

UMass Boston will be off until Saturday, when they travel to take on two-time defending Little East Conference Champion Rhode Island College at 1 p.m.