October 9, 2011

Wheaton deals Colby 9-0 defeat in Waterville

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Wheaton College women's tennis team picked up their seventh win of the season with a 9-0 triumph over Colby College in non-conference action Sunday afternoon.

The match began with the Lyons (7-2) sweeping all three doubles matches to build a 3-0 lead. Sophomore Lyndsay Cooke (Bakersfield, Calif./Bakersfield Christian) and freshman Alexandra Marlowe (Mesa, Ariz./Mountain View) blanked Colby's No. 1 doubles team of junior Sarah Wiener (Mequon, Minn.) and senior Kathryn Vergeyle (Orono, Maine), 8-0.  

Senior captain Allesandra DiOrio (Cumberland, R.I./Lincoln School) and sophomore Sarah Crom (Bremen, Germany/International School of Bremen) posted an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over sophomores Tess Perese (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Victoria Able (Carlisle, Mass.).

At No. 3 doubles, sophomore Morgan Bell (Gloucester, Mass./Pingree School) and junior Jesse Boggis (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) pulled out a 9-8 win (10-8 tiebreaker) over sophomores Mckenzie Love (Wenham, Mass.) and Alex McAuliff (Waterville, Maine).

Cooke cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Perese while Marlowe earned a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles over Weiner. DiOrio won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles over Vergeyle, Bell upended Love 7-5, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, Crom tripped up Able 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 singles, and Boggis defeated freshman Erica Talamo (Newton, Mass.) 3-6, 7-5, 10-8 at No. 6 singles to close the match.

"We played a couple of close matches today," said Lyons head coach Lynn Miller. "We're showing poise under pressure. Colby use to beat up on us badly in the old days, so it's nice to be on the other side of a 9-0 win for a change."

The Lyons host MIT in a key New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest Tuesday at 4 p.m. Colby hosts Southern Maine and Simmons on Columbus Day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.