PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Women's Tennis continued their program best start to a season with a solid Little East Conference win as they defeated rival Plymouth State University by the final of 6-3 Saturday afternoon.
UMass Boston 6, Plymouth State University 3
UMass Boston (5-1, 1-1 Little East Conference)
Plymouth State University (5-2, 2-1 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The afternoon got off to a great start for the Beacons as they swept the Panthers in double play. The team of Chloe Gates (Plymouth, Mass.) and Evangelia Vassiliadis (Weymouth, Mass.) cruised to an 8-4 victory to give the Beacons the early 1-0 advantage. They then registered a 8-4 win at first doubles with Amy Drame (Milwaukee, Wisc.) and Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) dispatching their PSU rivals.
After the Panthers managed to record their first win of the afternoon at fourth singles, the Beacons jumped out to a 5-1 lead thanks to a 6-1, 6-2 win by Drame at first singles, and a 6-3, 6-2 win at third singles by Vassiliadis.
Gauthier nearly picked-up a win in singles play, but PSU's Maggie McCarthy slipped past the senior with a 6-2, 5-7, 10-6 win. Hanna Street recorded the final win of the day for the host Panthers at sixth singles with a 7-5, 6-4 decision.
Parent completed the win for UMass Boston with a grueling 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 10-6 win at fifth singles.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the win the Beacons have now tied the longest win-streak in program history at four
- The Beacons 6-1 start stands as the best in program history
- Parent improved to 7-0 in singles play with Saturday's win, and is 4-0 at fifth and 3-0 at sixth singles
- The Beacons win over the Panthers was their first since 2016 season, and their first in New Hampshire since the 2013 season.
The Beacons will host Southern Maine on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in a Little East Conference match.