Western Connecticut Downs Southern Maine 6-3
GORHAM, Maine -- Freshmen Regina Harmon (Palermo, Maine/Erskine Academy) and Anika Patterson (Portland, Maine/Virtual Learning) combined for three points, but that was all the University of Southern Maine women's tennis team could muster to fall 6-3 to visiting Western Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference match played Saturday morning at the Gorham High School courts.
The loss was the third straight for the Huskies who fell to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in Little East play. The Colonials moved above the .500 mark at 3-2 overall and are unbeaten in conference play at 2-0.
Harmon and Patterson combined to earn the Huskies' lone point in doubles action. The duo defeated the Western combination of junior Lesley Coronel (Danbury, Conn.) and senior Sarah Warkoski (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central) 8-3 at #2.
In singles play, Harmon held off Coronel, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the #3 match, and Patterson dispatched with Warkoski in straight sets.
Western Connecticut senior Emma Chapman (Danbury, Conn.) and graduate student Carole Allers (Wilton, Conn.) dominated the top of the ladder winning the #1 doubles match 8-1, and winning the top two singles matches. Chapman downed senior Samantha Harden (Turner, Maine/Leavitt Area) in a hard-fought match at #1, 6-4, 7-5. Allers won the #2 singles match defeating sophomore Emma Nassif (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), 6-4, 6-0.
The Huskies travel to Boston on Tuesday (3:30 p.m.) to play the University of Massachusetts Boston in an LEC match. Western Connecticut host Worcester State University on Tuesday for an LEC match.