Women's Tennis Shuts Out Colonials on Senior Day

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's tennis team won its second consecutive match by shut out, defeating Western Connecticut State University 9-0 Saturday in a Little East Conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Tennis Courts. The final home contest of the regular season was designated as Senior Day, and all seven Corsair seniors participated and won their matches.

UMass Dartmouth used nine different players and did not drop a set while improving to 8-3 overall (5-2 LEC). The Colonials fell to 1-10 overall (0-7 LEC).

Senior Nicole Pelletier (Swansea, Mass.) was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at first singles and teamed with senior Liz Cignoli (Springfield, Mass.) for a 8-2 victory at first doubles. Cignoli was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at fifth singles.

Senior Angela Pollard (Portsmouth, R.I.) was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at third singles and combined with her partner of four years, Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, Mass.) for a 8-4 win at second doubles.

Seniors Alexandra Post (Plymouth, Mass.) and Lindsay Butler (Newport, R.I.) teamed together for the first time and were 8-3 winners at third doubles.

Senior Casey Auman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) improved to 7-1 in singles (4-0 in LEC) with a 6-1, 6-3 victory in fourth singles.

Junior Hannah Schulze (Chelmsford, Mass.) was victorious at second singles with a 6-2, 6-2 score line. Freshman Katelyn Capone (Abington, Mass.) remained unbeaten in LEC play and 8-0 overall with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in sixth singles.

"It was really nice that all seven seniors got an opportunity to play, and they made the most of it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Doug Chapman.

The Corsair's next match is on Wednesday at 3 p.m. when they travel to Salem State for their last conference match of the regular season.

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