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Lynx Take Second At NAC East Championship, Husson Repeats as Champs

Lynx Take Second At NAC East Championship, Husson Repeats as Champs


WOBURN, MA—The Lesley Lynx Women's Tennis team played host to the 2019 NAC East Division Championship on Sunday. The Husson Eagles took home the title for the second year in a row, defeating NVU-Lyndon in the semifinals and the Lynx in the Championship match. The Lynx beat MCLA to get to the finals before falling 5-0 to Husson.


  • The Lynx played the first match of the day, kicking things off with MCLA at 9 AM. All-Conference partners Maddie Abbott and Grace Jovanovich won their doubles match 8-3, while Summer Lamprey and Morgan Anderson took their win 8-0. Lesley was up 2-1 after the doubles portion of the morning.
  • Abbott also earned a win in singles #1 over MCLA's Jessica DuPont by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Joselyn Martinez defeated Sam Schwanter by the same score at singles #6 to put the Lynx ahead 4-1 on the day.
  • The clinching match for the Lynx took place between NAC Co-Rookies of the Year Lamprey and McKenna Clark. Lamprey finished the match off for the Lynx with a 6-2, 6-3 win to send Lesley to the Championship.
  • Husson swept Lyndon later at 12 PM, thanks to a 3-0 lead after the doubles portion.
  • Jocelyn Bell got a singles win for Husson, weeping Hayley DeMars 6-0, 6-0, while NAC Player of the Year Ashley Matlock took singles #1 6-1, 6-0 to send the Eagles to their date with the Lynx.


  • Pre-season favorites Husson did not make things easy for the Lynx, getting off to a hot start with three doubles wins. Lamprey and Anderson did their best to take down Bell and Marisa Brown, but ultimately fell 8-6.
  • Abbott and Jovanovich took another one down the wire, but could not get by Hannah Malinen and Natalie Tilton in doubles #1. Matlock and Nicci Munroe earned their win against Mary Pulling and Annie Dai 8-2.
  • The Eagles clinched the win thanks to Tilton sweeping Anderson 6-0, 6-0 in singles #2 and Bell defeating Martinez 6-0, 6-1 in singles #6.
  • For the second year in a row, the Husson Eagles were the champions of the NAC East tournament and will compete in the NAC Conference Championship in May to determine the overall winner.
  • Abbott and Jovanovich were both named to the All-Tournament Team, while Tilton took home the day's MVP honors.


The Lynx will close out their season with a makeup match against the Wentworth Leopards at home on Wednesday October 9th at 3:30 PM.