Press-Republican

September 30, 2012

PSU tennis goes 2-0 on weekend

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Press-Republican

---- — OSWEGO — The Plattsburgh State women’s tennis team (7-3) won its second match in as many days with a 9-0 sweep at Oswego State Saturday afternoon.

Perfect outings at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles helped the Cardinals top the Lakers. The pair of Jessica Paquette and Samantha Engebrecht improves to 7-2 on the year at No. 1 doubles with an 8-0 win over Nicole Leader and Kelsey Wilson. Plattsburgh also picked up a pair of 8-1 wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to set the tone for the afternoon.

Rachel Hodnett topped Leader at first singles with a score of 6-0, 6-1. With the win, Hodnett breaks even with a 5-5 record from the first singles spot.

Engebrecht cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Oswego’s Lauren Stall in second singles. Paquette, Stephanie Omlin and Emily Carlin also dominated their matches to pick up three additional wins in singles action for the Cardinals.

Jackie Bogdon battled Haley Miller at No. 4 singles, taking the match to a tiebreaker. Bogdon won the first set, 6-1, before Miller rebounded with a 6-3 win in the second set. Bogdon took the tiebreaker, 10-7, to secure the Plattsburgh sweep.

The Cardinals wrap up the regular season tomorrow afternoon with their final home match against St. Lawrence University. Sunday’s match is set for 1 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Tennis Courts.

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PLATTSBURGH — Strong outings in doubles action by the three Plattsburgh pairs set the stage for the Plattsburgh State women’s tennis team’s 9-0 sweep of Johnson State Friday afternoon at the Memorial Hall Tennis Courts.

Senior Jessica Paquette and sophomore Samantha Engebrecht defeated Johnson State’s Deanna Brandstetter and Annette Kaminski in No. 1 doubles by a score of 8-1, improving the pair’s doubles record to 6-2 on the year.

Plattsburgh’s Rachel Hodnett and Caitlin Belladone earned an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles while Tedi Politano and Meghan Ryan completed the doubles sweep with an 8-1 victory in their first appearance for the Cardinals as a pair.

Hodnett defeated Brandstetter, 6-0, 6-1, in first singles and Stephanie Omlin won her third singles match against Maegan Ploof by the same score. Badgers’ senior Emily Miller was shut down by Paquette in No. 2 singles as the Plattsburgh senior won 6-0, 6-0 and remains a perfect 3-0 on the year in that spot.

Emily Carlin earned her second win of the season at fourth singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Chelsea Vallone-Curtis. Sam Fasciano and Danielle Guerrier also picked up points for Plattsburgh in No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

Friday’s win pushed the Cardinals to 6-3 on the year and marks the beginning of a busy weekend for Plattsburgh. The Cardinals travel to Oswego tomorrow for a 2 p.m. match before returning home Sunday for their final regular season match against St. Lawrence at

1 p.m.