Sept. 4, 2009
PROVIDENCE, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team won five of the singles matches and came from behind to defeat host Johnson & Wales, 5-4, in the 2009 season opener for both teams at Moses Brown School Friday afternoon.
The Corsairs were buoyed when junior Amy Lopes (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS), who had to miss the doubles to attend a class, arrived in time to defeat Haley Nutter at number one singles, 6-1, 6-1. Sophomore Courtney Morey (Mashpee, MA/Mashpee HS) continued the comeback, tying the score when she defeated Dana Trimborn at number five singles, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Senior Amy Bullock (Wrentham, MA/King Phillip HS) then defeated Lindsay Scherer at number six singles, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, allowing UMD to clinch the victory.
"It was a nice win for us," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Ralph Perry. "After we went down in the doubles, it wasn't looking too good. Amy Bullock and Courtney both came through for us. In Amy's match, the third set went back and forth. It was a hard-fought match, and she pulled it out. It shows us that we still have some work to do, but we have promise."
The Corsairs improved to 1-0 with the victory, while the Wildcats dropped to 0-1 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they visit Southern Maine next Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TENNIS