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Western New England Doubles Up Women's Tennis

Western New England Doubles Up Women's Tennis

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Senior co-captain Linda Mustafa and freshman Kelly Byrnes each picked up victories in both singles and doubles to help the Western New England University women's tennis team to a 6-3 win Saturday over Wentworth in Commonwealth Coast Conference match at the Volvo Outdoor Tennis Facility. The Golden Bears closed the home portion of their fall season in style, improving to 3-7 overall and 2-5 in the CCC. The Leopards, meanwhile, now stand 3-8 (2-4).

The Golden Bears led 2-1 after the doubles competition as Mustafa teamed with Kelsey Grode for a No. 1 doubles triumph over Olivia Hegner and Virginia Ofer, 8-2. Byrnes also won at No. 3 with Juliette Cormier against Nicole McColgan and Val Maccarone, 8-1.

At No. 1 singles, Mustafa defeated Deborah Massaro in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. Byrnes, meanwhile, made her singles debut a successful one by turning back Maccarone, 6-4, 6-3, in the sixth spot.

Wentworth is at Roger Williams on Wednesday. That same day Western New England is at Eastern Nazarene.

(Recap Courtesy of Western New England Sports Information)

Western New England 6, Wentworth 3

 Singles competition
1. Linda Mustafa (WNE) def. Deborah Massaro (WIT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Alysha Lesieur (WNE) def. Olivia Hegner (WIT) 6-2, 6-1
3. Lindsey Brudvig (WNE) def. Virginia Ofer (WIT) 6-4, 6-1
4. Sophie Boyce (WIT) def. Michele Magliulo (WNE) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Nicole McColgan (WIT) def. Gillian Adams (WNE) 7-5, 6-1
6. Kelly Byrnes (WNE) def. Val Maccarone (WIT) 6-4, 6-3

 Doubles competition
1. Linda Mustafa/Kelsey Grode (WNE) def. Olivia Hegner/Virginia Ofer (WIT) 8-2
2. Deborah Massaro/Sophie Boyce (WIT) def. Alysha Lesieur/Gillian Adams (WNE) 8-2
3. Kelly Byrnes/Juliette Cormier (WNE) def. Nicole McColgan/Val Maccarone (WIT) 8-1