Oct. 1, 2011
GORHAM, ME-Host Southern Maine swept the doubles and hung on for a 5-4 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team in a Little East Conference match at Gorham High School Saturday.
The Corsairs rallied, winning four of the six singles matches, but could not overtake the Huskies.
Sophomore Nicole Pelletier (Swansea, MA/Case HS) defeated Mary Moran at number one singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. At number four singles, sophomore Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven HS) defeated Ali Hartley, 6-2, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1. Freshman Hannah Schulze (Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford HS) downed Molly Morrill at number five, 6-2, 6-4, while junior Liz Girczyc (Attleboro, MA/Attleboro HS) defeated Monique Ginon at number six, 6-2, 6-3.
"They put is a hole right off the bat by winning all three doubles matches," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Ralph Perry. "We came back with some good matches in singles, but we just fell a little bit short. The third doubles match was close all the way. Nicole played very well at first singles, and Allison also played well in her singles match."
The Corsairs dropped to 4-2 and 3-1 in the Little East Conference with the defeat, while the Huskies improved to 4-3 and 2-2 in the Little East with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Bridgewater State Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TENNIS
Southern Maine 5, UMass Dartmouth 4 Oct 01, 2011 at Gorham, ME (Gorham High School) Singles competition 1. Nicole Pelletier (UMDWT) def. Mary Moran (USM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 2. Emily Boutin (USM) def. Courtney Morey (UMDWT) 6-2, 6-1 3. Tegan Talbot (USM) def. Angela Pollard (UMDWT) 6-3, 6-2 4. Allison Furtado (UMDWT) def. Ali Hartley (USM) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 5. Hannah Schulze (UMDWT) def. Molly Morrill (USM) 6-2, 6-4 6. Liz Girczyc (UMDWT) def. Monique Ginon (USM) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles competition 1. Mary Moran/Tegan Talbot (USM) def. Nicole Pelletier/Courtney Morey (UMDWT) 8-4 2. Emily Boutin/Ali Hartley (USM) def. Allison Furtado/Angela Pollard (UMDWT) 8-1 3. Molly Morrill/Leah Churchhill (USM) def. Hannah Schulze/Liz Girczyc (UMDWT) 8-6
Match Notes UMass Dartmouth 4-2, 3-1 LEC Southern Maine 4-3, 2-2 LEC Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles () T-5:00 A-100