Sunday, February 3, 2008

UAlbany's Hall and Mackey Lead Women's Tennis to 4-3 Triumph Over Massachusetts

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Albany, N.Y. – Amanda Hall and Laine Mackey each won their singles matches and combined for a doubles win to lead the UAlbany tennis team to a 4-3 victory over Massachusetts on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the UAlbany Bubble.

Hall picked up a three-set win at No. 6 singles by topping Lauren MacKay 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. Mackey dropped her first set against Laura Danai at No. 5 singles, but rebounded for a 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 victory. The duo teamed together to defeat Maude Lecluyse and Danai 8-5.

Juniors Kim Weltman and Charlotte Tatler swept their singles matches by scores 6-3, 6-2 at No.3 and No.4 singles, respectively. Weltman and Tatler were topped at No. 3 doubles by Kristin DiPiero and Tanisha Hodgson by the score of 9-7.

Senior Aimee Kern lost at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3 to Masha Pozar, while freshman Susan Ma fell at No. 2 singles, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, to Candynce Boney. The duo also dropped their No. 1 doubles match, 8-2, to Pozar and Boney.

UAlbany, off to a 5-0 start on the season, exceeded last season’s win total with the victory and avenged last year’s 6-1 loss to the Minutewomen. The Great Danes return to the court on Saturday, Feb. 9 at St. Bonaventure.

UAlbany def. Massachusetts, 4-3
Masha Pozar (M) def. Aimee Kern (UA), 6-3, 6-3
Candynce Boney (M) def. Susan Ma (UA), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Kim Weltman (UA) def. Tanisha Hodgson (M), 6-3, 6-2
Charlotte Tatler (UA) def. Kaitlyn Carpenter (M), 6-3, 6-2
Laine Mackey (UA) def. Laura Danai (M), 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

Amanda Hall (UA) def. Lauren MacKay (M), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Pozar/Boney (M) def. Kern/Ma UA), 8-2

Mackey/Hall (UA) def. Maude Lecluyse/Danai (M), 8-5

Kristin DiPiero/Hodgson (M) def. Weltman/Tatler (UA), 9-7

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