Bay Path beaten 7-2 by Becker College in NECC action
Leicester, Mass. – Opening up New England Collegiate Conference play was just what the Becker College women's tennis team needed to shake off back-to-back losses. The Hawks posted a resounding 7-2 victory over Bay Path University on Saturday, September 12.
The victory improved Becker's mark to 2-3 overall as they avenge a pair of losses to the Wildcats last season. It is also the first win in the conference opener for the Hawks since 2011 when they defeated Regis.
Becker set the tone for the day by taking two of the three doubles points. The team of Jacqueline Andrade (Somerset, Mass.) and Emily Wodell (Feeding Hills, Mass.) rolled to an 8-1 win at number two over Katie Leibowitz and Katrina Minnion. The Hawks secured a second point when Jessica Leger (Auburn, Mass.) and Dana Mahan (Manville, R.I.) won the tiebreaker at number three for the 9-8 win versus Yesmel Rosario and Kimberly Drahushuk.
The Hawks made sure of the team victory by winning five of the six singles matches. Junior Livia Smith (Worcester, Mass.) rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win at number three over Rosario. Leger also pitched a shutout, dropping Leibowtiz, 6-0, 6-0. The freshman Wodell cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 decision versus Minnion.
The rest of the singles matches were much closer. Junior Jennifer Lord (Fall River, Mass.) won a second set tie breaker at number one to prevail, 6-0, 7-6 against Brittany Walsh. After winning the first set 7-6, Andrade need a second-set tiebreaker to beat Taylor Wood at number two singles. With the team victory, secured, Mahan beat Edna Aboaxge, 6-4, 1-0 (12-10).
Bay Path hosts NECC Rival Regis College on Septmebr 15 at 3:30 pm
Becker goes on the road for its next three matches, starting Tuesday, September 15, versus Newbury.
Tennis Match Results
Bay Path vs Becker
Sep 12, 2015 at Leicester, Mass.
Becker 7, Bay Path 2
1. Jennifer Lord (BCWT) def. Brittany Walsh (BPWT) 6-0, 7-6
2. Taylor Wood (BPWT) def. Jacqueline Andrade (BCWT) 7-5, 7-6
3. Livia Smith (BCWT) def. Yismel Rosario (BPWT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jessica Leger (BCWT) def. Katie Leibowitz (BPWT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Dana Mahan (BCWT) def. Edna Aboagye (BPWT) 6-4, 12-10
6. Emily Wodell (BCWT) def. Katrina Mannion (BPWT) 6-1, 6-4
1. Brittany Walsh/Taylor Wood (BPWT) def. Jennifer Lord/Livia Smith (BCWT) 8-3
2. Jacqueline Andrade/Emily Wodell (BCWT) def. Katrina Mannion/Katie Leibowitz (BPWT) 8-1
3. Jessica Leger/Dana Mahan (BCWT) def. Kimberly Drahushuk/Yismel Rosario (BPWT) 9-8
Bay Path 0-3
Story courtesy of Becker College Sports Information