P.S.C. Places 3rd in LEC Women’s Tennis Championships

October 19th, 1997 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The home court advantage helped Plymouth State College capture third place Sunday at the Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships at PSC’s P.E. Center Courts.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth captured individual titles in four of the six singles brackets and two of the three doubles brackets, and came away with first place.

The Corsairs, who earned the title for the second year in a row, won the tournament with 23 points. Runner-up Southern Maine, which won the other two individual singles titles and the third doubles crown, finished second with 14.5 points, followed by third-place Plymouth State with 13, Western Connecticut with 7, UMass Boston with 4.5 and Rhode Island College with 2.5.

Plymouth State had finalists in two singles and two doubles brackets, but was defeated in all four matches. Sophomore Jen Lemire (Manchester, NH/West) advanced to the finals at No. 4 singles, but was defeated by Stephanie Hauser of UMD, 6-1, 6-2, while senior Kris Roberge (Berlin, NH) was a finalist at No. 5 singles, but lost to UMD’s Shannon Kelleher, 6-2, 6-1.

PSC’s other four singles entries were all eliminated in the semi-finals – senior Kate Loeber (Cranston, RI) at No. 1, freshman Lauren Kruse (Pitman, NJ) at No. 2, junior Sarah Schutzendorf (Fayetteville, NY) at No. 3, and freshman Liza Tallarita (Warwick, RI) at No. 6.

In doubles competition, Plymouth State played in the championship matches at both No. 1 and No. 2. Loeber and Schutzendorf were defeated in the finals at No. 1 by UMD’s Kelly Berger and Mary Bourque, 6-1, 6-1, and Lemire and Roberge were knocked off by USM’s Erin O’Brien and Sara Goodine, 6-3, 6-1.

Roberge, who was known as Kris Nolin before getting married this past summer, was selected as PSC’s Homecoming Most Valuable Player, and received the Lydia Briggs Award.

1997 Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships
at Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH

Final Team Scores
1. UMass Dartmouth…………………23
2. Southern Maine……………………14.5
3. Plymouth State…………………….13
4. Western Connecticut………………. 7
5. UMass Boston…………………….. 4.5
6. Rhode Island College……………… 2.5

Sunday’s Results (Oct. 19)


No. 1 Semifinals Suzanne deGolian (USM) def. Lillian Valentine (WCSU), 6-4, 6-3

Mary Bourque (UMD) def. Kate Loeber (PSC), 6-2, 5-7, 6-3

Championship Suzanne deGolian (USM) def. Mary Bourque (UMD), 6-4, 6-1

(Consolation) Kelly Lange (RIC) def. Danielle McCarthy (UMB), 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 Semifinals Kelly Berger (UMD) def. Lauren Kruse (PSC), 6-0, 6-1

Trisha Haworth (RIC) def. Jessica Foreman (USM), 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)

Championship Kelly Berger (UMD) def. Trisha Haworth (RIC), 7-5, 6-3

(Consolation) Heather Millone (WCSU) def. Caitlin Connelly (UMB), 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Semifinals Erin O’Brien (USM) def. Melissa Sawicki (UMB), 6-0, 6-2

Kasha Gula (UMD) def. Sarah Schutzendorf (PSC), 6-1, 6-0

Championship Erin O’Brien (USM) def. Kasha Gula (UMD), 6-4, 6-1

(Consolation) Emily Roy (WCSU) def. Amanda Williams (RIC), 6-3, 6-3

No. 4 Semifinals Jen Lemire (PSC) def. Shelby McLoughlin (WCSU), 6-0, 6-1

Stephanie Hauser (UMD) def. Sara Goodine (USM), 6-2, 6-2

Championship Stephanie Hauser (UMD) def. Jen Lemire (PSC), 6-1, 6-2

(Consolation) Alyssa McCarthy (UMB) def. Lisa Gregoire (RIC), 6-2, 6-2

No. 5 Semifinals Shannon Kelleher (UMD) def. Jacqueline Sailer (WCSU), 6-2, 6-2

Kris Roberge (PSC) def. Emily McArdle (USM), 7-6 (7-2), 7-5

Championship Shannon Kelleher (UMD) def. Kris Roberge (PSC), 6-2, 6-1

(Consolation) Christine Ferrone (UMB) won by forfeit

No. 6 Semifinals Olivia Cunha (UMD) def. Heather Ravenelle (WCSU), 6-1, 6-1

Ariel Smith (USM) def. Liza Tallarita (PSC), 4-6, 6-3, (7-2)

Championship Olivia Cunha (UMD) def. Ariel Smith (USM), 6-4, 7-6 (7-0)

(Consolation) Phuong Hoang (UMB) won by forfeit


No. 1 Championship Bourque/Berger (UMD) def. Loeber/Schutzendorf (PSC), 6-1, 6-1

(Consolation) deGolian/Forman (USM) def. McCarthy Sawicki (UMB), 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 Championship O’Brien/Goodine (USM) def. Roberge/Lemire (PSC), 6-3, 6-1

(Consolation) Roy/McLaughlin (WCSU) def. Williams/Gregoire (RIC), 6-2, 6-4

No. 3 Championship Cunha/Kennedy (UMD) def. Smith/McArdle (USM), 6-4, 6-2

(Consolation) Solimine/Sailer (WCSU) won by forfeit

Saturday’s Results (Oct. 18)

Singles – First Round

No. 1 Lillian Valentine (WCSU) def. Kelly Lange (RIC), 8-2

Kate Loeber (PSC) def. Danielle McCarthy (UMB), 8-5

Suzanne deGolian (USM) and Mary Bourque (UMD) received byes

No. 2 Lauren Kruse (PSC) def. Caitlin Connelly (UMB), 8-1

Trisha Haworth (RIC) def. Heather Millone (WCSU), 8-2
Kelly Berger (UMD) and Jessica Foreman (USM) received byes

No. 3 Sarah Schutzendorf (PSC) def. Emily Roy (WCSU), 8-2

Melissa Sawicki (UMB) def. Amanda Williams (RIC), 8-3

Erin O’Brien (USM) and Kasha Gula (UMD) received byes

No. 4 Sara Goodine (USM) def. Alyssa McCarthy (UMB), 8-0

Shelby McLoughlin (WCSU) def. Lisa Gregoire (RIC), 8-1

Jen Lemire (PSC) and Stephanie Hauser (UMD) received byes

No. 5 Jacqueline Sailer (WCSU) def. Christine Ferrone (UMB), 8-3

Kris Roberge (PSC) won by default

Shannon Kelleher (UMD) and Emily McArdle (USM) received byes

No. 6 Heather Ravenelle (WCSU) def. Phuong Hoang (UMB), 8-1

Ariel Smith (USM) won by default

Olivia Cunha (UMD) and Liza Tallarita (PSC) received byes

Doubles – First Round

No. 1 Loeber/Schutzendorf (PSC) def. McCarthy/Sawicki (UMB), 8-4

Valentine/Millone (WCSU) def. DeGolian/Foreman (USM), 8-3

Lange/Haworth (RIC) and Bourque/Berger (UMD) received byes

No. 2 Connelly/Hoang (UMB) def. Williams/Gregoire (RIC), 8-2

Gula/Kelleher (UMD) def. Roy McLaughlin (WCSU), 8-2

Roberge/Lemire (PSC) and O’Brien/Goodine (USM) received byes

No. 3 Paris/Kruse (PSC) def. Solimine/Sailer (WCSU), 8-2

Ferrone/Tam (UMB) won by forfeit

Cunha/Kennedy (UMD) and Smith/McArdle (USM) received byes

Doubles – Semi-finals

No. 1 Loeber/Schutzendorf (PSC) def. Lange/Haworth (RIC), 6-1, 6-2

Bourque/Berger (UMD) def. Valentine/Millone (WCSU), 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 Roberge/Lemire (PSC) def. Connelly/Hoang (UMB), 6-0, 6-0

O’Brien/Goodine (USM) def. Gula/Kelleher (UMD), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

No. 3 Cunha/Kennedy (UMD) def. Paris/Kruse (PSC), 6-3, 6-1

Smith/McArdle (USM) def. Ferrone/Tam (UMB), 6-0, 6-0

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