WESTON, Mass. – The Wentworth Institute of Technology women's tennis team kicked off its spring season with an 8-1 loss at Regis on Saturday morning.
With the win the Pride improve to 16-1 on the season while the Leopards fall to 4-11.
Regis won all three of its doubles matches to take an early 3-0 lead. Sophomore Katasha Jarvis (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and freshman Ariana McCormack (Worcester, Mass.) picked up the 8-5 win at first doubles over Wentworth's Caitlyn Briggs (Lee, Mass.) and Olivia DeLuca (Dracut, Mass.). The Pride duo of senior Erica Murphy (Portsmouth, N.H.) and junior Sara Kanarkiewicz (Peabody, Mass.) won at third doubles by an identical 8-5 margin, before the doubles sweep was completed by a Regis win at second doubles, as senior Jessie Lord (Fall River, Mass.) and freshman Carly Scanlon (Canton, Mass.) defeated Emily Jodoin (Burrillville, R.I.) and Veronica Monteiro (North Andover, Mass.) by a score of 8-4.
The Pride won five of the six singles matches with Lord picking up the clinching point at number three singles, 6-0, 6-1 over Jodoin.
Wentworth's lone point on the day came at sixth singles, where Wentworth sophomore Kelsey DeGouveia (New Bedford, Mass.) defeated Kanarkiewicz 6-0, 6-2.
The Pride and Leopards both continue their seasons at the UMass Boston Invitational Tournament on Patriots Day, April 17 at 9:00 a.m.
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