Bay Path Takes MCLA 8-1 in Women’s Tennis Action

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.-  A trio of senior seniors' Sarah Costa (Tiverton, R.I.), Lianna Loveitt (Gorham, Maine) and Tara Mullane (Pomfret, Conn.) led Bay Path to a 8-1 victory over the Trailblazers of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts today in NCAA DIII regional women's tennis action.

In the #1 singles match Costa defeated Carrie Richards (Ludlow, Mass.) 7-6, 6-0. Wildcat sophomore  Symone Watson (Hamden, Conn.) easily took down Laura Laureano 6-1, 6-0 in #2 singles action. Fellow sophomore Teanna Montoyo (Edgartown, Mass.) won at the #4 singles slot 6-1, 6-1, while Loveitt defeated Jessica Guay  6-2, 6-1 in the five spot. Mullane won the #6 flight 6-1, 6-1 over Jessica Fratus.

Early during the match, Bay Path easily jumped ahead three points taking all three doubles match. Costa and Symone defeated Richards and Sara Murphy 8-3 in the #1 doubles spot. Freshman Stephanie Morin (Springfield, Mass.) teamed with Loveitt swept through Laureano and Hannah Marshman 8-1 in the #2 spot, while the tandem of Montoyo and Mullane overtook Fratus and Shelby Ferrier 8-2.

Bay Path is now 1-1 on the season, while MCLA opened up with the loss. The Wildcats are back in action hosting St. Joseph on Wednesday September 14th at 3:30 p.m. in a make-up match from an earlier rain date.

Tennis Match Results
Bay Path College vs Mass. College of Liberal Arts
09/12/11 at North Adams, Mass.


Bay Path College 8, Mass. College of Liberal Arts 1

Singles competition
1. Sarah Costa (BPWT) def. Carrie Richards (MCLA) 7-6, 6-0
2. Symone Watson (BPWT) def. Laura Laureano (MCLA) 6-1, 6-0
3. Sarah Murphy (MCLA) def. Stephanie Morin (BPWT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Teanna Montoyo (BPWT) def. Hannah Marshman (MCLA) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lianna Loveitt (BPWT) def. Jessica Guay (MCLA) 6-2, 6-1
6. Tara Mullane (BPWT) def. Jessica Fratus (MCLA) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Costa/Symone Watson (BPWT) def. Carrie Richards/Sarah Murphy (MCLA) 8-4
2. Stephanie Morin/Lianna Loveitt (BPWT) def. Laura Laureano/Hannah Marshman (MCLA) 8-1
3. Teanna Montoyo/Tara Mullane (BPWT) def. Jessica Fratus/Shelby Ferriere (MCLA) 8-2

Match Notes:
Bay Path College 1-1
Mass. College of Liberal Arts 0-1
T-3;15  A-37