Corsairs defeat second-seeded Bridgewater State University Bears to claim 2015 Little East Conference Women's Tennis Championship
The fourth-seeded UMass Dartmouth women's tennis team achieved yet another upset Saturday, October 24, defeating the No. 2 seed Bridgewater State University Bears, 5-4, to claim the 2015 Little East Conference Women's Tennis Championship title at the Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts.
The Corsairs, who captured their fifth tournament title and second since the inception of the team tournament format, will now advance to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2008.
Members of the women’s tennis team include:
Charlemya Erasme, Sophomore, of Wareham, Massachusetts
Jenna Lahaie, Freshman, of Lakeville, Massachusetts
Maggie LeBrun, Senior, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Kerry Magoon, Sophomore, of Marshfield, Massachusetts
Mollie McCaffrey, Sophomore, of Taunton, Massachusetts
Nicole Nault, Sophomore, of Wareham, Massachusetts
Therese Nguyen, Sophomore, of South Easton, Massachusetts
Kheyla Orival, Sophomore, of Woburn, Massachusetts
Molina Oung, Sophomore, of Bourne, Massachusetts
Rocio Payes, Sophomore, of Lowell, Massachusetts
Amelia Ralowicz, Freshman, of Lowell, Massachusetts
Samantha Rollings, Sophomore, of Tiverton, Rhode Island
Kristen Rose, Senior, of Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Senior co-captain Kristen Rose was named the Championship's most outstanding player. The hometown product secured the semifinal upset for UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, October 22 as she earned the deciding singles victory to push the Corsairs over Rhode Island College.
The Corsairs improve to 11-6 with the victory.The NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Tournament does not take place until next spring with first round play getting underway in mid-May. Tournament pairings will be announced at a later date.
Read more about the Corsairs championship win on the UMass Dartmouth Athletics website.