Southern Maine Falls at UMass Boston 7-2

Sophomore Ashley Owens lost a heart breaker in singles play at UMass Boston (file photo by Jason Johns)
Sophomore Ashley Owens lost a heart breaker in singles play at UMass Boston (file photo by Jason Johns)

(With contributions from UMass Boston Sports Information)

            BOSTON -- Sophomore Gabby Brooks (Palmero, Maine/Messalonskee) earned two points, but it was not enough as the visiting University of Southern Maine women's tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to the University of Massachusetts Boston in a Little East Conference match Tuesday afternoon at the B.C. High Courts.

            The win improved the host Beacons mark to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.  The Huskies dropped their fourth straight match to slip to 2-7 overall, and they remain winless in seven conference matches.

            Brooks combined with junior Joanna Scheidegger (Lyss, Switzerland) for an 8-2 win at #3 doubles to give USM its first point.  Brooks returned later to take a 7-5, 6-3 win over rookie Annie Fidelia (Stoneham, Mass./Medford) in the #6 singles match.

            For UMB, seniors Kristy Garcia (Miami, Fla.), Martina Daelli (Florence, Italy) and Meghan Erickson (Hubbardston, Mass.) and sophomore Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) all went 2-0 in the match.  Garcia's straight sets win at #1 singles produced the clinching fifth point for the Beacons.

            Southern Maine closes the regular season on October 14 (1:00 p.m.) traveling to Salem State University for an LEC match.  UMass Boston will host Rhode Island College this Saturday (1:00 p.m.) in a conference match.

 

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