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Vikings Move to 4-1 in the Little East

Vikings Move to 4-1 in the Little East

DARTMOUTH, Mass. --  Salem State received wins in singles and doubles play from four different individuals to post a 7-2 Little East Conference women's tennis victory over UMass Dartmouth Saturday afternoon on the UMD Courts.

Senior Maddie Allaire (Columbus, Ohio), juniors Anastasia Startseva (Volgograd, Russia) and Meredith MacDonald (Lynn, Mass.) and sophomore Caroline Robitaille (South Hadley, Mass.) all triumphed in singles action for the visiting Vikings (5-3, 4-1 LEC), as Startseva and MacDonald each overcame third set deficits at the number one and four positions, respectively.  Startseva and Allaire teamed up for an 8-3 win at number one doubles for Salem State, while MacDonald and senior Kristin Klimowicz (Ipswich, Mass.) notched an 8-4 victory at the number two spot.  The visitors completed their doubles sweep after receiving an 8-4 triumph from Robitaille and sophomore Hannah Dahrouge (South Hadley, Mass.) at the number three position.

Junior Monika Reining (Linsengericht, Germany) and sophomore Emma Sokolovsky (Canton, Mass.) accounted for the lone points of the day in the setback for the host Corsairs (4-4, 2-3 LEC), as the duo recorded straight set wins at the number five and six singles spots.

(Courtesy UMass Dartmouth Sports Information)

Salem State 7, UMass Dartmouth 2
Sep 29, 2018 at Dartmouth, Mass. (UMD Courts) 


Singles competition
1. Anastasia Startseva (SSU) def. Jenna Lahaie (UMD) 6-3, 6-7 (6-7), 12-10
2. Madeline Allaire (SSU) def. Jaime Fastino (UMD) 6-2, 6-0
3. Caroline Robitalle (SSU) def. Michelle Aftandilian (UMD) 6-3, 6-1
4. Meredith Macdonald (SSU) def. Rachel Aftandilian (UMD) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
5. Monika Reining (UMD) def. Kristin Klimowicz (SSU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Emma Sokolovsky (UMD) def. Alexis Alli (SSU) 6-0, 6-2


Doubles competition
1. Anastasia Startseva/Madeline Allaire (SSU) def. Jenna Lahaie/Jaime Fastino (UMD) 8-3
2. Meredith Macdonald/Kristin Klimowicz (SSU) def. Rachel Aftandilian/Monika Reining (UMD) 8-4
3. Caroline Robitalle/Hannah Dahrouge (SSU) def. Michelle Aftandilian/Jordan Martin (UMD) 8-4


Match Notes
Salem State 5-3, 4-1
UMass Dartmouth 4-4, 2-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,2,3,4,1)
Official: Farouk Niazy T-3:10 A-75