Women’s Tennis Concludes Most Successful Regular Season With Win At Salem State

Women’s Tennis Concludes Most Successful Regular Season With Win At Salem State

SALEM, Mass. – The women's tennis program finished the 2019 season off as they started it with a win, as they completed the most successful regular season in program history following a 6-3 Little East Conference win over Salem State University Saturday afternoon at the Bass River Tennis Club.


UMass Boston 6, Salem State University 3

UMass Boston (13-1, 8-1 Little East Conference)
Salem State University (4-6, 3-6 Little East Conference)


With the win, the Beacons will now look towards the Little East Conference Tournament, which begins on Tuesday.  UMass Boston, who will be the two-seed in this year's tournament, will compete on Thursday in their first-ever home tournament match in program history.

Riding a 11-match win-streak, the Beacons jumped out to an early 2-1 lead through doubles play.  Shelby Parent (Cambridge, Minn.) and Evangelia Vassiliadis (Weymouth, Mass.) picked-up a solid 8-2 win at second doubles, while at third doubles the team of Chloe Gates (Plymouth, Mass.) and Meaghan Moriarty (Norton, Mass.) registered a 8-3 win.

In singles play, Gates had the most convincing win for the Beacons as she posted a 6-1, 6-2 win at sixth singles.  Vassiliadis picked-up a 6-1, 7-5 victory at second singles.  Parent collected a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 win at fourth singles.  Moriarty pulled out a huge come-from-behind win to close out Saturday's victory for the Beacons.  She finished off her opponent with a 6-4, 7-5 decision at third singles to complete the unbelievable regular season.


  • The Beacons 13 wins in the regular season stand as the most in program history
  • With her win on Saturday, Parent concludes the regular season with an undefeated record of 13-0
  • Vassiliadis and Parent moved into a tie for third place for most singles wins in a season with 13
  • First year head coach Charles Lai '15 now holds the program record for the most wins in a single season, and the single season winning percentage


The Beacons will host the winner of the #3 vs. #6 quarterfinal match next Thursday in the semi-final round of the Little East Conference Tournament.  Start time and location will be determined based on the forecast and playing conditions.