Women's Tennis Jumps Back on Winning Track at St. Joseph (Conn.)

Women's Tennis Jumps Back on Winning Track at St. Joseph (Conn.)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Corsairs claimed two of three doubles matchups and then rolled during singles, jumping back on the winning track on Thursday evening with a 7-1 victory on the road at St. Joseph (Conn.).

The Basics

Score: UMass Dartmouth 7, St. Joseph (Conn.) 1
UMass Dartmouth 2-1 | St. Joseph 1-1 

How it Happened

UMass Dartmouth jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles, nearly sweeping with the No. 3 matchup forced into a tiebreak. The No. 2 duo of junior Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) and freshman Jamie Fastino (Rehoboth, Mass.) finished first, cruising to an 8-6 victory. At the top flight, it took an extra point for sophomore Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) and junior Kerry Magoon (Marshfield, Mass.) to up the lead to 2-0, eventually claiming a 9-7 win. At No. 3, senior Jillian Reichert (Marion, Mass.) and junior Samantha Rollings (Tiverton, R.I.)achieved a 7-6 match point before eventually slipping 9-8 to their Blue Jay counterparts. 

A singles sweep was then in store, with five Corsairs taking victories. Fastino won her competition first at No. 4, prevailing 6-2, 6-0, and Lahaie secured a 6-1, 6-1 win at the top flight. Clinching the match was Magoon at No. 2 by a 6-0, 6-2 score. 

McCaffrey also won by a 6-0, 6-2 score at No. 3, and Rollings capped the evening, earning a tough second set in a tiebreak at No. 5 after an easy 6-0 win in the first set. Classmate Molina Oung (Bourne, Mass.) split sets at No. 6 before the match was called due to darkness.

Inside the Numbers

  • Fastino won 11 straight games in her singles competition, rising from a 1-2 deficit to her eventual 6-2, 6-0 win.
  • Magoon cruised in her No. 2 matchup, defeating the same opponent to whom she lost in three sets during the 2015 season.
  •  McCaffrey and Fastino are still unbeaten in singles matches, both now 3-0 in the No. 3 and No. 4 flights, respectively.
  • Thursday marked the doubles debut for Rollings and Reichert on the season.

Up Next

The Corsairs look to remain unbeaten in Little East Conference play, hosting league foe Salem State at 1 p.m. on Saturday.