DARTMOUTH, Mass. – After sweeping doubles for the first time since Sept. 10, UMass Dartmouth cruised to an 8-1 victory over visiting Worcester State following the singles portion, snapping a three-game skid in Little East Conference action on Tuesday afternoon.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 8, Worcester State 1
Records: UMass Dartmouth (5-4, 4-2 LEC) | Worcester State (5-4, 3-2 LEC)
How it Happened
Sophomore Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) and senior Jillian Reichert (Marion, Mass.) won for the first time since being paired at No. 1 doubles, wrapping up a comfortable 8-4 win over Lancer duo Shelby Jankins (West Brookfield, Mass.) and Rachel Green (Worcester, Mass.). The Corsairs' No. 2 and No. 3 doubles held 5-2 and 6-3 leads, respectively, before both pulling out 9-8 (7-4 tiebreaker) wins.
In singles, freshman Jaime Fastino (Rehoboth, Mass.) was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at over Alexis Silk, who came into the match with a 7-1 record at the third flight. Fastino was 4-1 at No. 4 before stepping into the No. 3 slot, where she evened her record at 2-2 on Tuesday.
Junior Samantha Rollings (Tiverton, R.I.) won her first match of the season at No. 4 singles, prevailing with a hard-fought 6-1, 3-6, 11-9 three-set win over Lancer Nathalie Khafaga (Auburn, Mass.) Classmate Molina Oung (Bourne, Mass.) improved to 7-1 in singles on the season, despite dropping the first set 0-6. She eventually would rally back to win, taking the final two sets 6-4 and 10-2 over Green.
Reichert notched her first singles victory on the season with a 6-3, 6-0 at the sixth flight, claiming the match-clinching victory over Isabel Badeau (Cumberland, R.I.).
Inside the Numbers
- The Corsairs are now 10-0 against the Lancers, dating back to 2007.
- Reichert's win at No. 6 singles was her first win in the singles flight since Oct. 18, 2014 at Western Connecticut.
- With a 9-8 (7-4) win at No. 2 doubles with junior Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.), Fastino remains unbeaten in LEC doubles action, and sits 6-0 in conference play.
The Corsairs will be back at home on Thursday, hosting Eastern Nazarene at 3:30 p.m.