Wildcats Prevail Over Lynx in NECC Match

Wildcats Prevail Over Lynx in NECC Match

LONGMEADOW, Mass.- In the Wildcats second New England Collegiate Conference match of the 2011 season, Bay Path defeated the Lynx of Lesley University 8-1 for the day. The Wildcats took all three doubles action and won all the singles flights except the #1 spot in women's tennis action today.

First to win in #2 doubles action was freshman Stephanie Morin (Springfield, Mass.) and senior Lianna Loveitt (Gorham, Maine) who easily defeated tandem sophomores Christina Constantine (Amsterdam, N.Y.) and Emily Scolaro (Peabody, Mass.) 8-5.  Next to finish in the #3 doubles spot were sophomore Teanna Montoya (Edgartown, Mass.) and senior Tara Mullane (Pomfret, Conn.) who defeated junior Hannah Phalen (Seattle, Wash.) and her partner sophomore Jillian Clarke (Old Tappan, N.J.) 8-1.  Rounding out the doubles matches were the #1 flight of Wildcats' senior Sarah Costa (Tiverton, R.I.) and sophomore Symone Watson (Hamden, Conn.) winning 8-1 overtaking senior Michelle Side (Miller Place, N.Y.) and junior Nicole Smith (Rindge, N.H.).

The lone loss for the Wildcats came at the #1 singles. Side defeated Costa 7-5, 5-7, 5-10 in true tie-breaker fashion.

Bay Path will travel to Leicester, Mass tomorrow for a make-up game against NECC rival Becker College at 3:00 p.m. This is a battle of the last years' co-conference champions.

Tennis Match Results

Lesley University vs Bay Path College
09/28/11 at Longmeadow, Mass.
(Blinn Courts)

Bay Path College 8, Lesley University 1

Singles competition
1. Michelle Side (LUWT) def. Sarah Costa (BPWT) 5-7, 7-5, 10-5
2. Symone Watson (BPWT) def. Nicole Smith (LUWT) 6-3, 7-5
3. Stephanie Morin (BPWT) def. Christina Constantine (LUWT) 6-1, 6-2
4. Teanna Montoya (BPWT) def. Emily Scolaro (LUWT) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
5. Lianna Loveitt (BPWT) def. Hannah Phelan (LUWT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tara Mullane (BPWT) def. Jillian Clarke (LUWT) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Costa/Symone Watson (BPWT) def. Michelle Side/Nicole Smith (LUWT) 8-1
2. Stephanie Morin/Lianna Loveitt (BPWT) def. ChristinaConstantine/Emily Scolaro (LUWT) 8-5
3. Teanna Montoya/Tara Mullane (BPWT) def. Hannah Phelan/Jillian Clarke (LUWT) 8-1

Match Notes:
Lesley University 3-2, 3-1 NECC
Bay Path College 5-1, 2-0 NECC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,3,1,2,4)
T-4 hours  A-39