Women's Tennis

UMass Women's Tennis Downs B.U. For 7th Straight Victory

Sasha Edesltein's Win At Number Three Turned The Match Around.

Sasha Edesltein's Win At Number Three Turned The Match Around.

April 9, 2005

Amherst, Mass. - The UMass women's tennis won its seventh match in a row, defeating Boston University, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the Boyden Courts. The Minutewomen beat B.U. for the first time in school history, after the Terriers had won the first 10 meetings. The Minutewomen are now 14-6 and will host Holy Cross in the final regular season match on Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Boyden Courts.

B.U. won the doubles and UMass came back to take four of the singles matches to win the match 4-3. The victory wasn't clinched until sophomore Michele Spiess won a three-setter over BU's Gina Sabatino at number one. Spiess won 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3.

UMass also won at number two with freshman Masha Pozar beating Erin Katims, 6-1, 6-1.

Senior Sasha Edelstein rallied for a 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 win at number three over the Terriers' Aimee Charest.

"The turning point was Sasha Edelstein's match" said Head Coach Judy Dixon. "The team could feel it when she started t win. She has the ability to be the catalyst.

B.U. won at both number four and number five. Katie Draganova beat UMass junior Dorothy Iwanowicz, 6-4, 6-0. Monica Shepherd won in three sets over UMass junior Susan Johnson, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The Minutewomen also won at number six, as junior Jana Bartoloni bested Cheri Lapane, 6-2, 6-3.

In the doubles, UMass won at number one, as Johnson and Iwanowicz edged Katims and Laura Ahmes, 8-6. B.U. won at two and three, with Sabatino and Shepherd defeating the UMass team of Pozar and Spiess, 8-5, at two, and Charest and Draganova beat Edelstein and Bartoloni, 8-5.



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