Southern Maine blanks Western women's tennis, 9-0

special thanks to Christina Cracolici - USM Assistant SID


DANBURY, CT (Sep. 15) —Junior captain Mary Moran (Windham, Maine/Portland) executed from the top of the lineup with a 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles to lead the University of SOuthenr Maine Huskies to a 9-0 win over the Western Connecticut State University Colonials in a Little East Conference women's tennis match Saturday afternoon in Danbury, Conn.

With the win, Southern Maine bounces back into the win column and improves to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Little East.  Playing in its first match of the season, the Colonials fall to 0-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

Moran defeated Colonial sophomore Alyssa Panasci (Goshen, Conn.) 6-0, 6-0 as the Huskies swept all six singles points after opening a 3-0 lead in doubles action.  Junior Christine Savage (Caribou, Maine) earned a hard-fought 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 win over Western Connecticut freshman Ally Emerson (Dover Plains, N.Y.) in sixth singles.

Southern Maine hosts UMass Boston on Tuesday (3:30 p.m.) in a LEC match.  Western Connecticut hosts Bridgewater State on Tuesday (4:00 p.m.) in an LEC match.

Tennis Match Results
Southern Maine vs Western Connecticut
Sep 15, 2012 at 3:00

Southern Maine 9, Western Connecticut 0

Singles competition
1. Mary Moran (SMWT) def. Alyssa Panasci (WCSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Emily Boutin (SMWT) def. Jessica Arconti (WCSU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Courtney Aldrich (SMWT) def. Nicole Salamacha (WCSU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Molly Morrill (SMWT) def. Terry Osei (WCSU) 7-5, 6-0
5. Monique Giroux (SMWT) def. Valerie Scaglione (WCSU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Christine Savage (SMWT) def. Ally Emerson (WCSU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7

Doubles competition
1. Mary Moran/Emily Boutin (SMWT) def. Alyssa Panasci/Jessica Arconti (WCSU) 8-1
2. Molly Morrill/Courtney Aldrich (SMWT) def. Terry Osei/Nicole Salamacha (WCSU) 8-3
3. Alex Lewis/Monique Giroux (SMWT) def. Valerie Scaglione/Ally Emerson (WCSU) 8-0

Match Notes:
Southern Maine 4-2, 1-1 LEC
Western Connecticut 0-1, 0-1 LEC