BOSTON – UMass Dartmouth Women's Tennis reigned victorious in the Little East Conference Match of the Season on Saturday, soundly defeating UMass Boston on the road by an 8-0 score.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 8, UMass Boston 0
Records: UMass Dartmouth (7-4, 5-2 LEC) | UMass Boston (5-5, 4-3 LEC)
How it Happened
The Beacons were only able to take away four points from the Corsairs in doubles play, as UMass Dartmouth gathered its third-straight doubles sweep. The No. 2 duo of Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) and Jaime Fastino (Rehoboth, Mass.) shut out their Beacon counterparts, taking an 8-0 win to open. Senior Jillian Reichert (Marion, Mass.) and sophomore Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) then prevailed 8-1 at No. 1 before juniors Samantha Rollings (Tiverton, R.I.) and Kheyla Orival (Woburn, Mass.) wrapped up the sweep by an 8-3 margin at No. 3.
The pace remained in the Corsairs' favor during singles, as UMass Dartmouth didn't drop a set. Rollings turned in a quick 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4, and Fastino followed suit at No. 3, winning 6-2, 6-0. At No. 2, McCaffrey held off Beacon Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) in a tough 6-4 first set before shutting the door 6-0 in the second. Lahaie put forth a 6-1 win in her first set at the top flight, and narrowly edged Kathleen Conroy (Quincy, Mass.) 7-5 in the second before Molina Oung (Bourne, Mass.) took a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 5. The No. 6 matchup between UMass Dartmouth's Melanie Wong (Somerset, Mass.) and UMass Boston's Valerie Tueme (Easton, Mass.) was unfinished due to rain.
Inside the Numbers
- Lahaie and Fastino both went 6-0 on the week with their victories on Saturday.
- Fastino and McCaffrey continue to be UMass Dartmouth's top doubles threat, as the duo has now won its last four matches.
- Likewise, Rollings and Orival are on a four-match win streak at No. 3 Doubles, and sit 4-1 as a pair for the season.
- Oung continues to dominate her singles competition, and is now 9-1 on the fall with just one loss and one no decision.
- Wong made her singles debut on Saturday against the Beacons, and was in the midst of a first-set tiebreak before the competition was called.
UMass Dartmouth has just two matches left in the regular season, and will look to continue its winning streak next Thursday as the Corsairs host Suffolk at 3 p.m.