September 9, 2012

Lyndon women fall to USM, Colby-Sawyer

GORHAM, Maine – The Lyndon women's tennis team hit the road for the weekend, falling to Colby-Sawyer 8-0 on Saturday and dropping an 8-1 decision to the University of Southern Maine on Sunday.

Sunday morning, Mary Moran and Emily Boutin battled back from a 5-1 deficit to earn a 9-7 win at first doubles to lead the Unviersity of Southern Maine Huskies to an 8-1 win over the Lyndon in a non-conference women's tennis match.

Morin and Boutin's come-from-behind rally helped the Huskies win all three doubles points and head into singles action with a commanding 3-0 lead over Lyndon. The Huskies were nearly as dominant in the singles portion of the match winning five out of the six points. Moran battled her way to a 6-3, 7-5 win over Lyndon's Kayla Flynn (Johnston, R.I.) at first doubles, while Boutin downedKelsey Johnson (White River Junction, Vt.) 6-0, 6-1.

Courtney Aldrich, Molly Morrill and Monique Giroux each had wins for the Huskies.

On Saturday, the Colby-Sawyer College women's tennis team opened their North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule with an 8-0 victory over Lyndon.

The Chargers began the day with a dominating performance in doubles action. Top seeds Claire Toffey and Liz Lincoln earned an 8-1 win over Flynn and Johnson. The No. 2 doubles team of Donna Gordon and Ashlyn Ramsay posted an 8-0 win over Alex Maynard (East Hampton, Conn.) and Olivia Bernard (Barton, Vt.). The Chargers secured the doubles sweep with an 8-0 win by Oxana Tkachenko and Charlotte Horton over Margaret George (Glover, Vt.) and Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine).

Colby-Sawyer continued to control the match throughout singles play. Ashlyn Ramsay, Charlotte Horton, Claire Toffey, Donna Gordon and Oxana Tkachenko each posted straight sets victories. The No. 1 singles did not finish in the second set giving the Chargers an 8-0 victory in the match.