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Wellesley Tops Women's Tennis, 8-1, In Season Opener

Sam Carney Wellesley, Mass. – September 11, 2010 - Sam Carney was able to pick up a win at No. 2 singles for the Springfield College women's tennis team. However, Wellesley College took the match by the score of 8-1 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon.

It was the season and conference openers for both teams.

Doubles was dominated by the Blue. Despite three newly-minted doubles pairs, Wellesley opened play with a 3-0 lead. At one, senior Jacqueline Shen and first-year Diana Granger picked up an 8-5 win over Amy Shaw and Kyla Walgren. In the second spot, first-years Erica Choo and Kendall Tada were 8-2 winners over Sam Carney and Jen Cleary. Wrapping up doubles play, senior Nathalie Herman and first-year Morgan Johnstonbaugh also won 8-2, over Siana Green and Erin Woodbury.

In singles, Wellesley won five out of the six flights to seal the 8-1 team victory. Shen picked up a quick 6-1, 6-0 win over Shaw at one before Springfield got on the board at the two spot with Carney defeating Choo, 6-2, 6-2. Wellesley's Herman won a three-set match over Cleary at three (1-6, 6-1, 10-6), while Granger won 6-3, 6-1 over Walgren at four.

Closing out the ladder, Tada won 6-0, 6-1 over Woodbury in the five spot, while Johnstonbaugh was a 6-2, 6-3 winner against Vanessa Senecal at six.

Wellesley is back in action this weekend, hosting the 2010 ITA Regional. The tournament runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Springfield has a Tuesday match at Wesleyan, before returning to Wellesley for the ITA Regional.

Wellesley College 8, Springfield College 1
Sep 11, 2010 at Wellesley, MA (Wellesley College)

Singles competition
1. Jacqueline Shen (WEL) def. Amy Shaw (SPR) 6-1, 6-0
2. Sam Carney (SPR) def. Erica Choo (WEL) 6-2, 6-0
3. Nathalie Herman (WEL) def. Jen Cleary (SPR) 1-6, 6-1, 10-6
4. Diana Granger (WEL) def. Kyla Walgren (SPR) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kendall Tada (WEL) def. Erin Woodbury (SPR) 6-0, 6-1
6. Morgan Johnstonbaugh (WEL) def. Vanessa Senecal (SPR) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Jacqueline Shen/Diana Granger (WEL) def. Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SPR) 8-5
2. Erica Choo/Kendall Tada (WEL) def. Sam Carney/Jen Cleary (SPR) 8-2
3. Nathalie Herman/Morgan Johnstonbaugh (WEL) def. Siana Green/Erin Woodbury (SPR) 8-2

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