Corsairs March Past Colonials In Regular Season Finale

Corsairs March Past Colonials In Regular Season Finale

DANBURY, Conn. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth won the final four singles matches to earn a 6-3 Little East Conference victory at Western Connecticut State University this afternoon in a NCAA Division III women's tennis match at the Westside Athletic Complex. 

The Corsairs (6-7) completed their regular-season with a 4-4 mark inside the conference circuit, while the Colonials (3-9) slipped to 1-6 against Little East opponents.  UMass Dartmouth clinched the No. 5 seed in the upcoming 2014 Little East Conference Championship.  The Corsairs will await their first round opponent, when the conference office announces the championship pairings on Monday evening.

Three UMass Dartmouth student-athletes registered a pair of wins this afternoon, led by freshman Kerry Magoon (Marshfield, Mass.).  Magoon posted a straight-set 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles after combining with sophomore Rosalie Kimba (Milford, Mass.) at second-flight doubles, 8-5.  Kimba produced a dominating 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 6 singles.  Junior Kristen Rose (North Dartmouth, Mass.) teamed up with freshman Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) to hold their opponents scoreless at No. 3 doubles, while overcoming earning a come-from-behind win at No.  4 singles.

The Corsairs won the doubles competition to hold a 2-1 advantage entering the singles portion of the match.  Western Connecticut evened the contest at 2-all when junior Maggie LeBrun (Mattapoisett, Mass.) was forced to retire during the second set. The Colonials took their first and only lead of the match, when senior Melissa Osorio (Bethel, Conn.) posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles.

UMass Dartmouth stemmed the tide as Magoon dispatched her opponent at second-flight singles.  Kimba followed suit at No. 6 singles, while Rose erased a three-game deficit in the third frame to win the final six games of the set.  She sealed the match with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory.  Sophomore Jillian Reichert (Marion, Mass.) capped the scoring with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.