CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Wentworth Institute of Technology women's tennis team picked up its second straight victory of the season, spoiling Lesley's season opener as the Leopards defeated the Lynx, 9-0, at Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols. With the win Wentworth improves to 2-1.
Wentworth sophomore Caitlin Corcoran (Brockton, Mass.) got the night started off right for the Leopards, posting a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the first singles flight while junior Virginia Ofer (Cooperstown, N.Y.) also posted a shutout at No. 4 singles. Senior Deborah Massaro (Stony Point, N.Y.) took second singles as she topped Lynx freshman Grace Ciampa (Tewksbury, Mass.) 6-1, 6-0.
Leopard junior Marisa Page (Warwick, R.I.) held off Lynx sophomore Victoria Bunker (Auburn, Me.) in a tough match at No. 5 singles. Page took the first set 6-2 and hung on for the second with a 7-5 win.
Moving into doubles, Corcoran and Ofer teamed up for an 8-2 victory over Lesley juniors Emma True (Lee, N.H.) and Molly Phelps (Durham, N.H.) in the top slot while Nicole McClogan (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Massaro also took an 8-2 in No. 2 doubles. Jillian Flynn (Billerica, Mass.) and Jessica Simms (Deep River, Conn.) bested Lynx freshmen Kaitlin Parthum (Hardwick, Mass.) and Kelly Watt in the third singles match, 8-1.
The Leopards will look to extend their current win-streak to three games when they open up Commonwealth Coast Conference play on Saturday when they travel to Nichols on Saturday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. The Lynx will get back to action on Monday, September 9, when they play host to Anna Maria. The match is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at Buckingham, Browne, and Nichols.
(Recap Courtesy of Lesley Sports Information)
Wentworth 9, Lesley 0
1. Caitlin Corcoran (WIT) def. Carissa Iverson (LUWTEN13) 6-0, 6-0
2. Deborah Massaro (WIT) def. Grace Ciampa (LUWTEN13) 6-1, 6-0
3. Nicole McColgan (WIT) def. Emma True (LUWTEN13) 6-2, 6-3
4. Virgina Ofer (WIT) def. Meghann Toomajian (LUWTEN13) 6-0, 6-0
5. Marisa Page (WIT) def. Victoria Bunker (LUWTEN13) 6-2, 7-5
6. Andrea Welsh (WIT) def. Kaitlin Parthum (LUWTEN13) 6-1, 6-4
1. Caitlin Corcoran/Virgina Ofer (WIT) def. Emma True/Molly Phelps (LUWTEN13) 8-2
2. Deborah Massaro/Nicole McColgan (WIT) def. Grace Ciampa/Frances De Leon (LUWTEN13) 8-2
3. Jillian Flynn/Jessica Simms (WIT) def. Kaitlin Parthum/Kelly Watt (LUWTEN13) 8-1