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Women's Tennis Falls To WNEC In Opener, 6-3

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 7, 2005 - Springfield College freshman Melissa Weinstein (Allentown, Pa.) won at #1 singles in three sets in her first career collegiate match (5-7, 6-4, 6-3), but it was Western New England College who spoiled the Pride's season-opening contest, 6-3, on Wednesday afternoon, September 7th.

SC junior Meghan Kelly (Queensbury, N.Y.) won her #2 singles match in straight-sets (6-4, 6-1), and the Pride's #1 doubles team of Weinstein and Kelly picked up an 8-6 victory over the Golden Bears' Meredith Hughes and Kristen Villany.

Springfield will open up its home season this weekend, as they take on New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC)-foe, Wellesley College, in a 1:00 p.m. start on Saturday, September 10th.

Singles:
#1- Weinstein (SC) def. Hughes (WNEC) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
#2- Kelly (SC) def. Villany (WNEC) 6-4, 6-1
#3- Kremer (WNEC) def. Desroches (SC) 6-1, 6-0
#4- Sunderland (WNEC) def. Domurad (SC) 6-3, 6-2
#5- Manhon (WNEC) def. Cameron (SC) 7-5, 6-2
#6- Masse (WNEC) def. Eides (SC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles:
#1- Weinstein/Kelly (SC) def. Hughes/Villany (WNEC), 8-6
#2- Sunderland/Machon (WNEC) def. Desroches/Domurad (SC), 8-4
#3- Johnson/Malone (WNEC) def. Cameron/Eides (SC), 8-5
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