Woburn, MA- The second seeded Lesley women's tennis team defeated the MCLA Trailblazers 5-1 this morning in the NAC semifinals. With the win, the Lynx would advance to the conference championship game, which they eventually lost to Husson.
In a reversal from the regular season matchup, Lesley took a 2-1 lead against MCLA after doubles competition. Lesley's third doubles team Summer Lamprey and Morgan Anderson picked up the first win, 8-0, over MCLA partners McKenna Clark and Sam Schwanter. Number two doubles went to MCLA, with Jessica DuPont and Alyssa Keegan earning the win over Mary Pulling and Annie Dai by a score of 8-3. Lynx first doubles pair Maddie Abbott and Grace Jovanovich defeated MCLA top pair Bri Higgins and Mackenna Jordan, 8-3.
The #6 singles match concluded first, with Lesley's Jocelyn Martinez defeating Sam Schwanter by a score of 6-1, 6-0, to put the Lynx on top 4-1 overall.
Lesley's #1 Maddie Abbot won the next singles match of the semifinal, 6-0, 6-1 over MCLA's #1 Jessica DuPont.
The Co-Rookies of the Year faced-off at #4 singles. Lesley's Summer Lamprey earned the 6-2, 6-3 win to clinch the match for Lesley, 5-1, over Trailblazer McKenna Clark.
MCLA concludes their season 6-5.
Natalie Tilton, Husson - MVP
Marisa Brown, Husson
Jocelyn Bell, Husson
Lesley Abbott, Lesley
Grace Jovanovich, Lesley
Alyssa Keegan, MCLA
Erica Hayakawa, NVU-Lyndon