PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Jill Deyermond (Atkinson, N.H.) and seniors Rachel Xavier (Meredith, N.H.) and Sarah Cole (North Waterboro, Maine) won two matches each Wednesday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University women’s tennis team to a 7-2 Little East Conference victory over Bridgewater State College at the P.E. Center Courts.
Plymouth State held a 2-1 lead after the doubles matches, but put the Bears away by winning five of the six singles encounters. PSU has won three dual matches in a row to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the LEC, while BSC is now 1-1 both overall and in conference play.
Deyermond and Xavier teamed up to win at No. 2 doubles, and then captured straight-set singles matches at Nos. 2 and 4, respectively. Cole combined with classmate Liz Duell (Hopewell Valley, R.I.) for a victory at No. 3 doubles, and Cole followed with an easy win at No. 5 singles.
Also collecting victories for PSU were junior Erica Huckins (Plymouth, N.H.) at No. 3 singles, and freshman Meghan Rodier (Francestown, N.H.) at No. 6 singles.
Sophomore Angie Bizzozero (Norwell, Mass.) led the Bears with victories at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. She teamed with senior Jeanette Nguyen (Dorchester, Mass.) for a win at No. 1 doubles, and the pulled out a win at No. 1 singles in a super-tiebreaker.
The Panthers return to action Saturday with an LEC clash at Salem State (1:00 p.m.). The Bears return home to host Western New England College on Thursday (3:30 p.m.)
Plymouth State 7, Bridgewater State 2
#1 Angie Bizzozero/Jeanette Nguyen (BSC) def. Whitney O’Leary/Erica Huckins (PSU), 8-3
#2 Jill Deyermond/Rachel Xavier (PSU) def. Becky Jenkins/Dianna Sullivan (BSC), 8-3
#3 Sarah Cole/Liz Duell (PSU) def. Regina Dube/Jessie Horton (BSC), 8-5
#1 Angie Bizzozero (BSC) def. Whitney O’Leary (PSU), 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
#2 Jill Deyermond (PSU) def. Becky Jenkins (BSC), 6-4, 6-4
#3 Erica Huckins (PSU) def. Dianna Sullivan (BSC), 7-5, 6-1
#4 Rachel Xavier (PSU) def. Regina Dube (BSC), 6-1, 6-1
#5 Sarah Cole (PSU) def. Kayla Duperey (BSC), 6-1, 6-0
#6 Meghan Rodier (PSU) def. Jeanette Nguyen (BSC), 6-0, 6-3
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