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Women's Tennis Cruises Past Clark, 8-1

WORCESTER, Mass., September 21, 2005 - Springfield College freshman Melissa Weinstein (Allentown, Pa.) and junior Meghan Kelly (Queensbury, N.Y.) won at #1 and #2 singles, respectively, and teamed up for a victory at #1 doubles as the Pride downed New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe, Clark University on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 21), 8-1, in Worcester, Mass.

Both Weinstein and Kelly won their singles matches in straight-sets, with Weinstein winning 6-2, 6-2, and Kelly winning 6-1, 6-2. At #1 doubles, the duo defeated Clark's Emily Slack and Mika Sneedon by a score of 8-1.

The Pride swept through this afternoon's singles matches, as seniors Amy Domurad (Merrimack, N.H.) and Angela Giles (Concord, N.H.) won in straight-set at #4 and #6 singles, repectively. Sophomore Shannon Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.) won a three-set match at #3 singles against Clark's Alycia Weiner by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 10-2. Junior Jenny Cameron (Belfast, Maine) also won a three-set match at #5 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.

SC improves to 2-4 overall on the season and 2-2 in NEWMAC play. The Pride begins a three-game non-conference schedule as SC travels to Rhode Island College tomorrow afternoon, September 22, for a 4:00 p.m. match.

Doubles:
#1- Weinstein/Kelly (SC) def. Slack/Sneedon (C) 8-1
#2- Desroches/Domurad (SC) def. Weiner/Good (C) 9-8 (7-1)
#3- Faden/Domurad (C) def. Cameron/Gils (SC) 9-8 (7-2)

Singles:
#1- Weinstein (SC) def. Slack (C) 6-2, 6-2
#2- Kelly (SC) def. Sneedon (C) 6-1, 6-2
#3- Desroches (SC) def. Weiner (C) 6-3, 2-6, (10-2)
#4- Domurad (SC) def. Good (C) 6-0, 6-0
#5- Cameron (SC) def. Faden (C) 4-6, 6-4, (10-6)
#6- Giles (SC) def. Domurad (C) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

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