SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 26, 2007 – Melissa Weinstein (Allentown, Pa.) and Amy Shaw (Walpole, Mass.) won at No. 1 doubles to lead the Springfield College women’s tennis team to victory over cross-town rival Western New England, 5-2, in non-conference action on Wednesday evening.
The No. 1 and No. 2 singles did not finish their matches due to darkness.
The Pride pick up its second victory in a row and are now 2-3 while WNEC falls to 4-2.
Springfield won at No.1 and No. 2 doubles with Weinstein and Shaw leading the way at No. 1 doubles, winning 8-2. Shannon Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.) and Jess Sousa (Falmouth, Mass.) teamed up to win No. 2 doubles, 8-5.
In the singles competition, Sousa topped Sara Peck, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4 singles while Desroches picked up a victory at No. 5 against Devon Masses, 6-1, 6-3. Rounding out the win for the Pride was Sarah Russo's (Amsterdam, N.Y.) 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.
Springfield College 5, WNEC 2
#1 - Melissa Weinstein (S), vs. Meredith Hughes (W), DNF
#2 - Amy Shaw (S)vs. Kristen Ayers (W), DNF
#3 - Ashley Sunderland (W) def. Rachel Kushma (S), 6-1, 6-0
#4 - Jess Sousa (S) def. Sara Peck(W), 6-2, 6-2
#5 - Shannon Desroches (S) def. Devon Masse (W), 6-1, 6-3
#6 - Sarah Russo (S) def. Nicole Freed (W) , 6-2, 6-4
#1 - Weinstein/Shaw (S) def. Hughes/Sunderland (W), 9-7
#2 - Sousa/Desroches (S) def. Ayers/Peck (W), 8-5
#3 - Freed/Schapp (W) def. Kushma/Russo (S), 8-6