Oct. 16, 2010
PROVIDENCE, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's tennis team finished their regular season with a flourish, blanking host Rhode Island College, 9-0, in a Little East Conference match at the Rhode Island College Outdoor tennis Courts Saturday. The victory allowed the Corsairs to finish in a tie for first place in the LEC standings, and with UMD owning the tie-breaker, they will be seeded first in the upcoming conference tournament.
Five Corsairs each won twice. Senior Amy Lopes (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) defeated Gabriela Batek at number one singles, 6-2, 6-1, and teamed with senior Amber Ubertini (Dalton, MA/Wahconah HS) to defeat Batek and Doris Belanger at number one doubles, 8-1. Ubertini downed Suzi Healy-Wurzburg at number five singles, 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Nicole Pelletier (Swansea, MA/Case HS) defeated Belanger at number two singles, 6-2, 6-0, and combined with freshman Elizabeth Cignoli (Springfield, MA/Cathedral HS) to down Shannon Bilodeau and Brandee McGee at number two doubles, 8-1. Freshmen Angela Pollard (Portsmouth, RI/ Portsmouth HS) and Allison Furtado (Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven HS) defeated Kayla Morris and Kassandra Lima at number three doubles, 8-5. Pollard downed Morris at number four singles, 6-2, 6-2, while Furtado defeated Lima at number six singles, 6-4, 6-2.
"We had to juggle our lineup a little, but everyone played well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Ralph Perry. "It was very windy, but everyone came through with flying colors, and we're looking forward to the tournament." The Corsairs improved to 11-1 and 7-1 in the Little East Conference with the victory, while the Anchorwomen dropped to 0-15 and 0-8 in LEC action with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host a semi-final match in the Little East Conference Tournament Thursday after receiving a first round bye. The match was the final action of the season for Rhode Island College.
UMASS DARTMOUTH TENNIS