from the desk of Christina Cracolici - USM Assistant SID
GORHAM, ME – Senior Mary Moran (Windham, Maine/Portland) earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at first singles to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a strong 8-1 win over the Western Connecticut State Colonials in a Little East Conference women's tennis match Friday afternoon at the Gorham High School Tennis Courts.
With the win, Southern Maine improves to 7-3 overall and 2-3 in the Little East Conference. It is the fourth win in the last five matches for the Huskies. Western Connecticut falls to 1-6 overall and remains winless in the Little East at 0-3.
Moran defeated Western Connecticut junior Melissa Osorio (Bethel, Conn.) as the Huskies claimed five of the six singles points. Moran also teamed with freshman Liz Martin (Naugatuck, Conn./Woodland Regional) for an 8-2 win at second doubles as USM swept the doubles points.
Sophomore Courtney Aldrich (Lewiston, Maine) won the toughest match of the day, battling to a 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 win at fourth singles. Aldrich defeated Colonial sophomore Alisa Yongkod (New Fairfield, Conn.) for the point.
Southern Maine hosts UMass Dartmouth in an LEC match on Saturday (1:00 p.m.). Western Connecticut hosts Salem State on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) also in a LEC match.
University of Southern Maine Women's Tennis
Western Connecticut vs Southern Maine (Oct 04, 2013)
Southern Maine 8, Western Connecticut 1
Oct 04, 2013 at Gorham, Maine (Gorham HS)
1. Mary Moran (SMWT) def. Melissa Osorio (WCWT2013) 6-1, 6-0
2. Jenna Willey (SMWT) def. Alyssa Panasci (WCWT2013) 6-1, 6-1
3. Molly Gallagher (SMWT) def. Olivia Mauro (WCWT2013) 6-2, 6-0
4. Courtney Aldrich (SMWT) def. Alisa Yongkod (WCWT2013) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
5. Carine Jacque' (WCWT2013) def. Katie Quinn (SMWT) 0-6, 6-2, 10-6
6. Liz Martin (SMWT) def. Karen Velez (WCWT2013) 6-2, 6-0
1. Jenna Willey/Courtney Aldrich (SMWT) def. Melissa Osorio/Alyssa Panasci (WCWT2013) 8-0
2. Mary Moran/Liz Martin (SMWT) def. Olivia Mauro/Alisa Yongkod (WCWT2013) 8-2
3. Molly Gallagher/Katie Quinn (SMWT) def. Carine Jacque'/Karen Velez (WCWT2013) 8-0
Western Connecticut 1-6, 0-3 LEC
Southern Maine 7-3, 2-3 LEC
Official: Wayne Kuhnly