HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's tennis team dropped a non-conference road match against the University of Saint Joseph, 6-3, on Friday afternoon. The Corsairs dipped to 3-6 on the year, while the Blue Jays increased their overall record to 8-5.
Trailing 2-0, the Corsair's No. 2 doubles team of freshman Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) and Molina Oung (Bourne, Mass.) cut the deficit in half when the duo defeated Lisa Wawrzynowski and Monica Palmieri, 8-5.
Freshman Kerry Magoon (Marshfield, Mass.) kept UMass Dartmouth within striking distance (3-2) with her fourth victory of the year in the second singles slot, 6-2 and 6-0. A Saint Joseph win in No. 4 singles put the Blue Jays one win away from seizing the match.
Freshman Kheyla Orival (Woburn, Mass.) managed to preserve the Corsair hope with her first win of the season in No. 3 singles, but Saint Joseph captured the final two singles games for the match win.
UMass Dartmouth returns to action on Monday, Oct. 13 when the Corsairs travel to UMass Boston for an 11 am conference contest. In anticipation of inclement weather, UMass Dartmouth's Little East Conference matchup with Southern Maine, originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed.