DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Freshman Drew Bobey (Charleston, S.C.) claimed wins in both singles and doubles play to lead Johnson & Wales to a 5-3 non-league college women’s tennis dual-match victory over UMass Dartmouth Thursday afternoon on the UMD Courts.
After dropping two of the three doubles outings, the visiting Wildcats (5-3) swept four of the five singles matches played, as Bobey, senior Delaney Macchirole (Greenport, N.Y.), junior Gabriela Velazquez (La Romana, Dom. Rep.) and freshman Kourtney Moore (Roswell, Ga.) each collected straight set wins. Bobey and sophomore Claire Parry (Westport, Conn.) accounted for Johnson & Wales’ other point with an 8-2 triumph at number two doubles.
Senior Jenna Lahaie (Lakeville, Mass.) was a winner in both singles and doubles play in the setback for the host Corsairs (4-3), as she improved to 6-1 on the fall at the top singles spot with a straight set-win over Parry after teaming up with junior Jaime Fastino (Rehoboth, Mass.) for an 8-6 triumph at number one doubles. Sophomores Michelle Aftandilian (Watertown, Mass.) and Jordan Martin (Taunton, Mass.) accounted for UMass Dartmouth’s other point with an 8-0 sweep at the number three doubles spot, as the second singles match between Fastino and Wildcat senior Lauren Torre (New Fairfield, Conn.) wasn’t completed due to darkness after the players split the opening two sets of action.
UMass Dartmouth hosts Salem State in a Little East Conference match on Saturday afternoon on the UMD Courts beginning at 1:00 pm, while Johnson & Wales entertains Simmons in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference outing on Saturday afternoon in Providence, R.I. that begins at 5:45 pm.
(Photo Credit: Lyrik Gelmete '21)