Oct. 25, 2009
DANBURY, CT-Host Western Connecticut State took a 2-1 lead after doubles and then won three consecutive singles matches and went on to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team, 5-2, in their Little East Conference Tournament semi-final match at the Westside Tennis Courts Sunday afternoon.
The Corsairs, who had come back to win their first round playoff match after falling behind after doubles, tied the score when junior Amy Lopes (Dartmouth, MA) defeated Lauran Post, 6-2, 6-,2 at number one singles. But Alyssa Hoynack defeated sophomore Kelsey Grossmann (Holliston, MA/Holliston HS) at number three singles, 6-0, 6-2, Jenna Kosiba defeated sophomore Courtney Morey (Mashpee, MA/Mashpee HS) at number five, 7-5, 6-1, and then Brittany Hoyack downed junior Amber Ubertini (Dalton, MA/Wahconah HS) at number two singles, 6-1, 6-3.
"Western Connecticut played well today, you have to give them credit," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Ralph Perry. "We played hard and gave it our best shot, but it wasn't quite good enough today."
The Corsairs dropped to 9-5 with the defeat, while the Colonials improved to 12-2 with the victory. Western Connecticut State advances to the championship match against Bridgewater State Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. The match was the final competition of the season for UMass Dartmouth.
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