Salem State Sweeps Past Southern Maine
GORHAM, Maine -- The visiting Salem State University Vikings swept all nine matches to defeat the University of Southern Maine Huskies 9-0 in Little East Conference women's tennis action Tuesday afternoon at the Gorham High School Courts.
The win was the third in the last four matches for the surging Vikings, improving their record to 4-5 overall and 3-5 in LEC play. The Huskies slipped to 1-10 overall and remain winless in the conference.
The Huskies best chance to take a point came in the second singles match where senior Gabby Brooks (Palermo, Maine/Messalonskee) dropped a super tiebreaker, 10-7, after splitting sets with Hannah Dahrouge (South Hadley, Mass.). Brooks took the opening set 6-4 before Dahrouge came back to win the second 6-1 forcing the super tiebreaker to decide the point.
Dahrouge also combined with Caroline Robitalle (South Hadley, Mass.) for an 8-4 win at number two doubles.
Seniors Anastasia Startseva (Volgograd, Russia) and Meredith Macdonald (Lynn, Mass.) earned three points for the Vikings taking an 8-1 win at number doubles, and straight sets wins at number one and four singles, respectively.
Southern Maine closes the regular season this Saturday (1 p.m.) with a Little East Conference match at Rhode Island College. Salem State plays a non-conference match on Thursday at Johnson and Wales University.