UMass Dartmouth Women’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten, Stifles St. Joseph’s 7-2

UMass Dartmouth Women’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten, Stifles St. Joseph’s 7-2

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's tennis team remained unbeaten on Monday, extending its winning streak to three matches with a 7-2 victory over St. Joseph's (Conn.) at the campus tennis courts.

The Basics
Score: UMass Dartmouth 7, St. Joseph's 2
Records: UMass Dartmouth (3-0) | St. Joseph's (0-2)

How it Happened
The Corsairs picked up two doubles victories before the Bluejays handed UMass Dartmouth its first doubles loss of the season. At No. 1, junior Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) and senior Kerry Magoon(Marshfield, Mass.) downed Lucy Roberge (Willington, Conn.) and Leah Nguyen (West Hartford, Conn.) 8-3, with seniors Mollie McCaffrey (Taunton, Mass.) and Jillian Reichert (Marion, Mass.) edging Ashley Savino (Old Saybrook, Conn.) and Catherine Baum (Bolton, Conn.) 8-5 at the No. 2 flight.

St. Joseph's earned its first point at the third flight, with Domonique Carnot (Meriden, Conn.) and Emily McAllister (Bristol, Conn.) defeating senior Molina Oung (Bourne, Mass.) and freshman Rachel Aftandilian (Watertown, Mass.) 8-3 to head into singles.

McCaffrey put the Corsairs up 3-1 with her 6-3, 6-1 win over Savino, and freshman Michelle Aftandilian (Watertown, Mass.) upping the margin over McAllister 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6. Nguyen took one back to the Bluejays with a 6-4, 6-0 defeat of Magoon at No. 2, but sophomore Jaime Fastino (Rehoboth, Mass.) sealed the match for UMass Dartmouth at No. 4, topping Baum 6-1, 6-4.

UMass Dartmouth claimed the final two spots, as senior Samantha Rollings (Tiverton, R.I.) edged Carnot 6-3, 6-2 and Lahaie gutted out a 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) tiebreak win over Roberge after dropping the first set 4-6.

Inside the Numbers

  • UMass Dartmouth rises to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 2012. The Corsairs advanced to the Little East Conference semifinals that year.
  • The Corsairs have taken three straight matches against the Bluejays, with St. Joseph's last prevailing in 2014 by a 6-3 score.

Up Next
UMass Dartmouth's three-match home stand continues on Thursday, with the Corsairs hosting Johnson & Wales at 3:30 p.m. St. Joseph's opens GNAC play at Simmons on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.