Salem State defeats Western Connecticut, 9-0

from the desk of Joseph Beitz - Salem State Sports Information


DANBURY, CT (Sep. 28) — Salem State remained unbeaten in Little East Conference play with a dominating 9-0 victory over the Western Connecticut Colonials at the Central Campus Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon. Salem State raises its record to 4-2 overall, and 4-0 in conference while Western Connecticut slides to 1-4, and 0-3 in the Little East.

Salem State jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a sweep of doubles and never looked back in its win over the Colonials. Michelle McEwen (Billerica, MA) and Maddy Ward (Somerville, MA),  and April McDermott (Tewksbury, MA) and Tara Garvey (Palma, MA)  each earned convincing wins in first and third doubles respectively. Anna Yaskell (Stockholm, Sweden) and Emily Yanchun (Saugus, MA) won a close 9-7 decision over Caitlin Ogrizovich (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Valerie Scaglione (Valley Stream, N.Y.).

McEwen and Ward again led the charge at first and second singles as each won in straight sets. McEwen defeated Angelica Jara (Patterson, N.Y), 6-0, 6-0 while Ward disposed of Ogrizovich, 6-2, 6-1. Lauren Woods (Burlington, MA) won her first start of the year in third singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Alyssa Panasci (Goshen, Conn.) while Yaskell, McDermott, and Garvey all won handily at fourth through sixth singles.

Salem State travels to UMass-Boston for a 3:00 PM match on Tuesday while Western Connecticut travels to Worcester State for a 3:30 start time.

Salem State 9, Western Connecticut Women 0
Sep 29, 2012 at Salem, Mass. (Central Campus)

Singles competition

1. Michelle McEwen (SSU) def. Angelica Jara (WCSUW) 6-0, 6-0

2. Maddy Ward (SSU) def. Caitlin Ogrizovich (WCSUW) 6-2, 6-1

3. Lauren Woods (SSU) def. Alyssa Panasci (WCSUW) 6-2, 6-0

4. Anna Yaskell (SSU) def. Bastienne Bernardeau (WCSUW) 6-0, 6-1

5. April McDermott (SSU) def. Nicole Salamacha (WCSUW) 6-0, 6-0

6. Tara Garvey (SSU) def. Jessica Arconti (WCSUW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Michelle McEwen/Maddy Ward (SSU) def. Angelica Jara/Alyssa Panasci (WCSUW) 8-0

2. Anna Yaskell/Emily Yanchun (SSU) def. Caitlin Ogrizovich/Valerie Scaglione (WCSUW) 9-7

3. April McDermott/Tara Garvey (SSU) def. Melissa Osorio/Bastienne Bernardeau (WCSUW) 8-2

Match Notes

Western Connecticut Women 1-4, 0-3

Salem State 4-2, 4-0

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