PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State College is in fifth place after Day One of the Sixth Annual Little East Conference Women’s Tennis Championships, being held at the P.E. Center Courts at PSC.
UMass Dartmouth leads the tournament with eight points, followed by Rhode Island College with seven, Southern Maine with six, UMass Boston with 4.5, PSC with four and Western Connecticut with 1.5. Saturday’s action included first-rounds, consolation rounds and semi finals in all three doubles flight, and first-round play in the six singles flights.
The remainder of the tournament will be held Sunday at PSC, beginning with singles semi-finals and consolation rounds at 9:00 a.m. The doubles finals are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., with the singles finals slated for 1:00 p.m.
The Panthers are being led by freshman Sadie Roy (Lewiston, Maine), who has been PSC’s top player all season. She captured a first round No. 1 singles match over WCSU’s Jamie Bergers, 8-0, and will play in the semi-finals Sunday. Roy also teamed with classmate Sarah Kasuba (Stratford, Conn.) at No. 1 doubles, and the PSC tandem knocked off UMB’s Sabine Van Vlerken and Kristen Peis, 8-0, in the first round before falling in the semi-finals to Cynthia Murray and Lisa Vinacco of RIC, 6-4, 6-3.
At No. 3 doubles, PSC’s Kate Votto (Cheshire, Conn.) and Stacy Wright (Harwich, Mass.) won their first-round match over a UMB team, but lost in the semi-finals to a duo from RIC.
PSC’s junior captain Liza Tallarita (Warwick, RI) also won her first-round singles match at No. 5, and will take on RIC’s Erica DiNuccio in Sunday’s semi-final.
Saturday’s Results (Oct. 16. 1999)
Doubles – First Round
Roy/Kasuba (PSC) def. Van Vlerken/Peis (UMB), 8-2
Smith/McLaughlin (WCSU) def. Grosner/Hupper (PSC), 8-1
Votto/Wright (PSC) def. Mehta/Peters (UMB), 8-4
Doubles – Consolation Round
Krautmeijer/Matsui (UMB) def. Grosner/Hupper (PSC), 7-5, 6-4
Doubles – Semi-finals
Murray/Vinacco (RIC) def. Roy/Kasuba (PSC), 6-4, 6-3
DiNuccio/Vongratsavay (RIC) def. Votto/Wright (PSC), 6-1, 6-1
Singles – First Round
Sadie Roy (PSC) def. Jamie Bergers (WCSU), 8-0
Molly Krautmeijer (UMB) def. Sarah Kasuba (PSC), 8-4
Sarah Clapp (UMD) def. Tracy Grosner (PSC), 8-3
Dana Feinstein (UMD) def. Jamie Hupper (PSC), 8-2
Liza Tallarita (PSC) def. Alrette Peters (UMB), 8-6
Emily McArdle (USM) def. Becky Wark (PSC), 8-2