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Women's Tennis Roars Past Eastern Nazarene

Women's Tennis Roars Past Eastern Nazarene

BOSTON, Mass. – Winning the first six matches on the afternoon, the Wentworth women's tennis team got back on the winning track with an 8-1 victory over Eastern Nazarene in a Commonwealth Coast Conference contest played at the Sportsmen's Tennis Club.

Senior Joanna Gustafson (Ashburnham, Mass.) and junior Sophie Boyce (South Portland, Maine) opened the match with an 8-2 win over junior Sharon Lemire (Lyndeboro, N.H.) and classmate Elise Sleeper (Sanford, Maine). The lead was extended to 2-0 when sophomore Deborah Massaro (Stony Point, N.Y.) and junior Jillian Flynn (Billerica, Mass.) defeated the Lions' Samantha Jones (Marion, Mass.) and senior Alison Cornell (Bolton, Conn.). Wentworth made it a clean sweep in double play when junior Lana Ho (Vineyard Haven, Mass.) and freshman Virginia Ofer (Cooperstown, N.Y.) defeated freshman Cara Nelson (Wolcott, Conn.) and sophomore Juju Atwater (Weymouth, Mass.), 8-3.

Massaro gave the Leopards a 4-0 lead with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Cornell at number three before Gustafson clinched the match with a 6-1, 3-0 (retired) win over Lemire at number one. Flynn bested Jones, 6-1, 6-0, at number four before Eastern Nazarene picked up its lone point of the match as Sleeper defeated sophomore Olivia Hegner (Medford, Mass.), 6-1, 6-4, at number two.

Ofer swept Atwater, 6-2, 7-5, at number six singles before a 6-2, 6-1 by Ho over Nelson at number five singles to wrap up the match.

Wentworth improves to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in CCC play. The Leopards host Western New England on Saturday at Noon. Eastern Nazarene falls to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in league play. The Lions step out of league play on Thursday when they host UMass Boston at 3:30 p.m.

Wentworth 8, Eastern Nazarene 1

 Singles competition
1. Joanna Gustafson (WIT) def. Sharon Lemire (ENC) 6-1, 3-0, retired
2. Elise Sleeper (ENC) def. Olivia Hegner (WIT) 6-1, 6-4
3. Deborah Massaro (WIT) def. Alison Cornell (ENC) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jillian Flynn (WIT) def. Samantha Jones (ENC) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lana Ho (WIT) def. Cara Nelson (ENC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Virginia Ofer (WIT) def. Juju Atwater (ENC) 6-2, 7-5

 Doubles competition
1. Joanna Gustafson/Sophie Boyce (WIT) def. Sharon Lemire/Elise Sleeper (ENC) 8-2
2. Deborah Massaro/Jillian Flynn (WIT) def. Samantha Jones/Alison Cornell (ENC) 8-1
3. Lana Ho/Virginia Ofer (WIT) def. Cara Nelson/Juju Atwater (ENC) 8-3

Match Notes:
Eastern Nazarene 0-4, 0-3 CCC
Wentworth 3-1, 2-1 CCC
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2, 3); Singles (3, 1, 4, 2, 6, 5)
Official: Don Cortese; T-2:11; A-20