Courtesy of Worcester Sports Information
N. ADAMS, Mass. – The Worcester State University Lancers defeated the MCLA Trailblazers 7-2 in a Tuesday afternoon non-conference matchup at the tennis courts of the Zavattaro Athletics Complex.
With the win, the Lancers advance to 2-1 on the season, while the Trailblazers dip to 1-2.
Worcester State's senior Shelby Jankins (W. Brookfield, Mass.) gave the Lancers their first point of the day as she defeated MCLA's Emily Deaso (Pittsfield, Mass.) 6-0 and 6-1 at the No. 1 singles spot.
Worcester's Rachel Green (Worcester, Mass.) claimed the next singles win at the No. 5 slot, blanking opponent Shelby Gautheir (Clinton, Mass.) 6-0, 6-0.
Worcester came out of the singles match ahead 5-1 as Alexis Silk (Greenfield, Mass.) as newcomersLauren Taylor (Attleboro, Mass.) and Isabel Badeau (Cumberland, R.I.) came away with the numbers, defeating MCLA's Anna Despart (Castleton-on-Hudson), Mariza Sfakianaki (Williamstown, Mass.), andBriana Higgins (Tewksbury, Mass.), respectively.
MCLA's sole point from the singles match came from Sam Gawran (S. Hadley, Mass.) who defeatedNathalie Khafaga (Auburn, Mass.) 6-3, 6-2.
Scoring one of two points for the Lancers in the doubles contest was the duo of Taylor and Khafaga who defeated their opponents Higgins and Sarah Hachadourian (Longmeadow, Mass.) 8-2 at the No. 2 spot. Worcester's last and seventh point came from partners Jankins and Silk who defeated Deaso and Sfakianaki 8-4.
MCLA's Bespart and Gawran notched the Trailblazers' second and last point of the day in their doubles win over Green and Badeau 8-5.
The Trailblazers resume play tomorrow (Sep. 14) as they host Lyndon State at 3:30 p.m. in their first conference match of the season. Worcester State takes a break until Friday (Sep. 16) when they host Roger Williams at the Wachusett Regional High School tennis courts at 3:30 p.m.