Women's Tennis Defeats Suffolk in Home Opener,

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA --The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's tennis team won all six singles matches and defeated visiting Suffolk, 8-1, in their first dual match of the 2013 season at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Tuesday.

Three Corsairs were double winner. Seniors Angela Pollard (Portsmouth, RI/Portsmouth HS) and Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven HS) defeated junior Adrianna Garrett (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth North HS) and senior Allison Weisenbach (Hamden, CT/Tilton School), 8-3 at number two doubles. Pollard downed senior Stacy Politis (Saugus, MA/St. Mary's HS (Lynn) at number three singles, 6-2, 6-0, while Furtado defeated Weisenbach at number four singles, 6-3, 5-7, (10-6). Senior Casey Auman (North Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) downed sophomore Rebecca Eshoo (Farmington, CT/Farmington HS) at number five singles, 6-2, 6-3, and teamed with freshman Rosalie Kimba (Milford, MA/Milford HS) to defeat Eshoo and freshman Lindsay Reese (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy) at number three doubles, 8-3.

"We played very well in singles, after we struggled a little bit in the doubles, but that's a work in progress," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Doug Chapman. "Overall, everybody left smiling. Two freshmen, Rosalie Kimba and Katelyn Capone (Abington, MA/Abington HS) made their debuts and were successful."

The Corsairs improved to 1-0 with the victory, while the Rams dropped to 0-3 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Johnson & Wales Thursday. Suffolk will visit Johnson & Wales Saturday.

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