Women's Tennis

Minutewomen Fall To Iowa State, 7-0

Candynce Boney was one of three Minutewomen to go to a tiebreak.

Candynce Boney was one of three Minutewomen to go to a tiebreak.

Feb. 21, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It was a tough Saturday morning as the UMass women's tennis team fell to the impressive Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 7-0. The Minutewomen (4-3) had a well-fought day that consisted of many close matches involving three tiebreaks.

In doubles, the Cyclones tried to make a clean sweep but were stopped by the No. 3 team of Magdalena Ploch and Kaitlyn Carpenter, who won in a close match, 8-6. Both No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches were close fought with Iowa State pulling ahead, 8-5 and 8-6, respectively. The Cyclones took the doubles point and gained momentum moving into singles play.

Ploch looked strong in the first set against Iowa State's Liza Wischer dropping the set in a close 7-5 decision. Wischer was able to pull out the second set lending Ploch her first loss at the No. 1 singles position. Candynce Boney at No. 2 singles and Carpenter at No. 3 both pushed their opponents to a second set tiebreaker. but were unable to pull out the win.

At No. 5, Maude Lecluyse fell 6-4, 6-3 to Liza Wischer, the only undefeated Cyclone.

At sixth singles, Laura Danai forced her opponent to a deciding third set super tiebreak, but Iowa State took it 10-7.

The Minutewomen will compete Wednesday Feb. 25 at Dartmouth with play beginning at 5:00 p.m.

#1 Erin Karonis/Tessa Lang (IS) def. Candynce Boney/Maude Lecluyse (UM), 8-5
#2 Maria Fernanda Macedo/Marie-Christine Chartier (IS) def. Laura Danai/Tanisha Hodgson (UM), 8-6
#3 Magdalena Ploch/Kaitlyn Carpenter (UM) def. Liza Wischer/Reka Kelemen (IS), 8-6

#1 Erin Karonis (IS) def. Magdalena Ploch (UM), 7-5, 6-1
#2 Tessa Lang (IS) def. Candynce Boney (UM), 6-2, 7-6 (1)
#3 Maria Fernanda Macedo (IS) def. Kaitlyn Carpenter (UM), 6-3, 7-6 (1)
#4 Marie-Christine Chartier (IS) def. Tanisha Hodgson (UM), 6-4, 6-2
#5 Liza Wischer (IS) def. Maude Lecluyse (UM), 6-4, 6-3
#6 Alyssa Palen (IS) def. Laura Danai (UM), 2-6, 6-4, 10-4




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