GORHAM, Maine – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team swept all nine matches on Saturday afternoon to defeat the University of Southern Maine, 9-0, in a Little East Conference match at the Gorham High School.
The Corsairs won for the third time in their past four matches to improve to 6-5, including 4-3 in the conference circuit. UMass Dartmouth posted its third shutout of the season and first since blanking Salem State University on Sept. 12.
The Corsairs raced out of the gates, sweeping all three doubles matches. Senior captain Kristen Rose (Dartmouth, Mass.) and sophomore Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) did not drop a point to earn the victory at No. 3 doubles. The visitors' top-doubles tandem of freshman Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) and senior captain Maggie LeBrun (Mattapoisett, Mass.) defeated the Huskies top team, 8-3. Sophomore Kerry Magoon (Marshfield, Mass.) and classmate Kheyla Orival (Woburn, Mass.) completed the sweep with an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.
UMass Dartmouth continued to ride its momentum into the singles portion, winning all six matches in straight sets. Sophomore Samantha Rollings (Tiverton, R.I.) collected her third 6-0, 6-0 victory of the season at No. 6 singles. Lahaie dispatched her opponent in straight-sets (6-0, 6-1) to seal the conference win, while McCaffrey ousted her opponent at fifth-flight singles, 6-1, 6-4.
LeBrun posted her second win of the week at No. 3 singles, defeating her opponent 6-1, 6-3. Rose won a pro-set match at No. 4 singles, while Magoon rounded out the Corsair scoring with a 6-2, 6-2 decision at second-flight singles.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, when the Corsairs travel to Lesley University.