CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lesley University women's tennis team fell to the Wentworth Institute of Technology 7-2 in non-conference tennis action tonight at the Nicholas Athletics Center. The Leopards improve to 2-4 on the year with the win while the loss dips the Lynx 0-6.
After dropping the first doubles match, the Lynx took two out of the next three to stake a 2-1 match lead heading into singles. Wentworth freshman Kelsey DeGouveia (New Bedford, Mass.) and senior Nicole Mooney (Waterford, Conn.) teamed up for an 8-0 victory to start the night for the Leopards in No. 3 doubles before Lynx junior Frances De Leon (Murrieta, Calif.) and senior Rose Heller (State College, Pa.) evened the match with an 8-2 win in No. 2 doubles.
Lynx sophomores Caroline Kiddie (Scituate, Mass.) and Theresa Pereira (Hopedale, Mass.) broke the 1-1 tie as they outlasted Leopards sophomores Caitlyn Briggs (Lee, Mass.) and Emily Jodoin (Burrillville, R.I.) 9-8 (7-5) in the top doubles flight.
Sophomore Samantha Webb (Westminster, Mass.) got Wentworth off on the right foot in the singles portion of the match as she posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lynx sophomore Courtney Goggin (Cheshire, Conn.) in the No. 5 match. DeGouveia and Mooney each followed with wins in No. 6 and No. 4 singles, respectively. DeGouveia took down junior Hannah Levensailor (Ayer, Mass.) in straights sets 6-0, 6-0 before Mooney topped Pereira 6-2, 6-1.
Wentworth freshman Ellen Butts (Brookfield, Mass.) clinched the match for the guests with a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Heller.
Senior Nicole McColgan (Tewksbury, Mass.) downed De Leon 7-5, 6-4 in the second doubles match before Briggs capped the night with a comeback 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 win over Kiddie in the top match.
The Lynx return to New England Collegiate Conference play on Saturday when they head to Bay Path University at 1:00p while the Leopards will play host to Roger Williams University on the same day at 12:00p.