Women's Tennis

UMass Pulls Out A Close Win At Charleston Southern, 4-3

No. 5 singles player Tanisha Hodgson won her second straight game

No. 5 singles player Tanisha Hodgson won her second straight game

March 19, 2008

CHARLESTON, S.C. - In the first game of their two-game road trip over spring break, the UMass team pulled out a close victory over Charleston Southern University, 4-3. It was their strong doubles play and the victories by their Nos. 1, 5 and 6 singles that allowed the Minutewomen to take the win.

For the sixth time this season, UMass doubles started out the match to win the doubles point and give the Minutewomen the early advantage. Masha Pozar (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Candynce Boney (Las Vegas, Nev.) won their 16th doubles match of the season in their 9-8 (5) win over the Buccaneers. Pozar is now only one win away from tying the UMass career doubles record. The doubles pair of Laura Danai (Holyoke, Mass.) and Maude Lecluyse (Montreal, Canada) cruised by their No. 3 foes, 8-2 to capture the doubles point.

In singles play Pozar won once again to capture her 10th singles victory of the year, just one shy of Boney, the team leader in singles wins. Tanisha Hodgson (Savaneta, Aruba) won her second singles match of the season (6-4, 6-2) and her second in a row. Danai followed right behind defeating her No. 6 singles foe by the same score.

The Minutewomen are back in action March 19, against the College of Charleston at 12:30 p.m.

Box Score

Doubles 1. Boney/Pozar vs. Schutte/Hilali UMass won, 9-8 (5)
2. DiPiero/Hodgson vs. Lombard/Jaeger CSU won, 8-5
3. Murillo-Danai/Lecluyse vs. Swindall/Kutuk UMass won, 8-2
4. Giminez/Carpenter vs. Rodrigez/Heard CSU won, 8-7 (6)

Singles 1. Pozar vs. Lombard UMass Won, 6-2, 6-1
2. Boney vs. Hilali CSU won, 6-2, 6-1
3. Carpenter vs. Schutte CSU won, 6-3, 7-5
4. Lecluyse vs. Jaeger CSU won, 6-1, 6-1
5. Hodgson vs. Kutuk UMass won, 6-4, 6-2
6. Murillo-Danai vs. Swindall UMass won, 6-4, 6-2
7. Giminez vs. Rodriguez UMass won, 7-6 (5), 6-3
8. DiPiero vs. Heard UMass won, 6-4, Retired




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