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September 29, 2013

PSU tennis wins in final home match

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State women’s tennis team earned its second-straight win Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over the Oswego State Lakers at the Memorial Hall Tennis Courts.

The Cardinals opened the afternoon with a sweep of their three doubles matches. The pair of Emily Carlin and Kaitlyn Healy defeated Oswego’s Jessie Flaim and Lauren Stall by a score of 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. Rookie duo Sarah Drexinger and Jacqueline Ciriello followed with an 8-2 win at No. 2 double over Haley Miller and Kelsey Wilson while Meghan Ryan and Janel Weaver cruised to an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles.

Carlin kicked off singles action with a 6-2, 6-4 win in the first singles flight. Healy drew even at 4-4 on the year with her second-straight victory at No. 2 singles, defeating Oswego’s Flaim, 6-1, 6-2. Ryan controlled much of her match at No. 4 singles, coming away with a 6-0, 6-3 win while Drexinger also emerged victorious at No. 5 singles by a score of 6-2, 6-2.

Oswego’s Miller and Leslie Usherwood earned the only points of the Lakers in Saturday’s matchup, earning victories at No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Plattsburgh State improves to 3-5 on the year while the Lakers drop to 2-6 in the loss.

The Cardinals travel to Johnson State Sunday to close out the weekend with a nonconference match at 1 p.m.

Doubles

1, Emily Carlin / Kaitlyn Healy (PLT) def. Jessie Flaim / Lauren Stall (OSW), 8-4.

2, Sarah Drexinger / Jacqueline Ciriello (PLT) def. Haley Miller / Kelsey Wilson (OSW), 8-2.

3, Meghan Ryan / Janel Weaver (PLT) def. Becca Zoeller / Olivia Knierman (OSW), 8-1.

Singles

1, E. Carlin (PLT) def. L. Stall (OSW), 6-2, 6-4.

2, K. Healy (PLT) def. J. Flaim (OSW), 6-1, 6-2.

3, H. Miller (OSW) def. Olivia Wyand (PLT), 6-3, 6-2.

4, M. Ryan (PLT) def. K. Wilson (OSW), 6-0, 6-3.

5, S. Drexinger (PLT) def. O. Knierman (OSW), 6-2, 6-2.

6, Leslie Usherwood (OSW) def. J. Ciriello (PLT), 6-3, 6-0.

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