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Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst Women Team News
Undefeated No More! Women's Tennis Tops Albany, 5-2
Thursday, 02/19/2009

The UMass women's tennis team swept in doubles and walked away with four out of six singles to clinch the match in an impressive 5-2 win over previously undefeated Albany on Sunday at the Bay Road Tennis Club. The Great Danes entered the match 8-0 on the season having outscored their opponents by a combined score of 52-3. Freshman Magdalena Ploch won her second straight match at No. 1 to highlight the UMass (4-1) victory.

Entering the day, Albany had only lost at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles.


The Mintewomen impressed at No. 1 doubles, as Candynce Boney and Maude Lecluyse improved to 5-0 in dual matches with an 8-2 victory. The second and third doubles teams both fought through to 9-7 wins, respectively, giving UMass the momentum entering singles play.


Serving for the match at 6-5, Ploch won the game at love to give UMass its second point of the day. The 6-4, 7-5 victory improved her spring singles record to 3-0.


Boney fought hard in a three set match to come away with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win. Lecluyse bounced back from a tough second set to pull out a 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 win.


Tanisha Hodgson picked up UMass' final point, a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win.


The Minutewomen are back in action on Wednesday at 5 p.m. as they travel to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College.