Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Wraps Up First Day At Eastern Tennis Championships

Sept. 15, 2000

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The University of Massachusetts women's tennis team successfully completed its first day at the Eastern Tennis Championships in West Point, N.Y. Two singles players and two doubles squads all advanced into semifinals action on opening day.

At No. 2 singles, rookie Francesca Mancini (Milan, Italy) advanced into the semifinals by defeating Stony Brook's Barbara Affertsholt (6-2, 6-1) in first-round action and Albany's Samantha Kremer (6-0, 6-2) in second-round play.

Sophomore Katie Stammen (North Attleboro, Mass.) defeated Binghamton's Erin Monaco (6-0. 6-2) in straight sets in No. 3 singles first-round play. Stammen then went on to defeat Long Island University's Leslie Harvey (6-4, 6-3) to advance into the semifinals.

At No.1 singles, junior Annie Hamilton (Plano, Texas) fell to Stony Brook's Martha Barrett (6-4, 2-6, 6-3), but bounced back with a defeat of Fairfield's Kelly DiMario (6-2, 6-0) in consolation action.

Freshman Caroline Larson (Arlington, Mass.) dropped a match to the No. 1 seed Lauren Leftkin (6-0, 6-0) at No. 4 singles.

In the doubles competition, the No. 1 duo of junior Helena Horak (Westlake Village, Calif.) and freshman Susan Hyams (Cincinnatti, Ohio) downed Long Island's Veronika Krakovskaya and Sheana Sinclair (6-0, 6-2) and Fordham's Bree Himmelstein and Meghan Womack (6-3, 6-0) to advance into semifinals play.

Freshman Jefra Depontes (Kaliua-Kona, Hawaii) and junior Lindsey Gillooly (Stoughton, Mass.) advanced into semifinals action at No. 2 doubles with a defeat of Stony Brook's Deanna Ghozati and Delquin (6-0, 6-1) and Central Connecticut State's pair of Elena Flowers and Jenny Goldberg (6-1, 6-1).

Tournament action will continue through Sunday, Sept. 17.




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