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Women's Tennis Wins Third Straight

Women's Tennis Wins Third Straight

QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College women's tennis team dropped its first home match of the 2012 season, falling 9-0 to Wentworth Tuesday afternoon. The Lions slip to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. The Leopards elevate to 3-1 on the year and 2-0 in league play with the win.

The visitors prevailed in all three doubles matches to sport a 3-0 lead heading into singles action.

Elise Sleeper (Sanford, Maine) and Samantha Jones (Wareham, Mass.) fell 8-2 at the top position to Wentworth's Caitlin Corcoran (Brockton, Mass.) and Virginia Ofer (Cooperstown, N.Y.). Juju Atwater (Weymouth, Mass.) and Kelsey Waddle (Olathe, Kan.) were edged at the third slot, dropping a tiebreaker as the Leopards' Olivia Hegner (Medford, Mass.) and Val Maccarone (Cranston, R.I.) earned a 9-8 win.

Wentworth captured all six singles points to seal its second conference victory of the season.

Sharon Lemire (Lyndeboro, N.H.) suffered a 6-2, 6-2 loss at the No. 1 spot to Corcoran. Sleeper also fell 6-2, 6-2 at the second position for the Lions.

Kathryn McLaughlin (Huntington Station, N.Y.) dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision at the third slot while Atwater conceded an 8-5 result at the No. 6 position to Wentworth's Nicole McColgan (Tewksbury, Mass.).

Both teams are back in action on Thursday as Eastern Nazarene continues league action at Roger Williams and Wentworth is at Suffolk.

(Recap Courtesy of Eastern Nazarene Sports Information)