Salem State Downs Southern Maine 7-2

Senior Rikki Demoranville and Huskies fell to Salem State University in their regular season finale (file photo by Jason Johns).
Senior Rikki Demoranville and Huskies fell to Salem State University in their regular season finale (file photo by Jason Johns).

            SALEM, Mass. -- The Salem State University Vikings swept the three doubles matches to propel the Vikings to a 7-2 victory over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference match played Saturday.

            The win snapped a nine-match losing skid for the Vikings who conclude their season 2-10 overall and 1-7 in LEC play.  The Huskies finished their season 2-8 overall and winless in eight LEC matches.  Neither team will advance to the six-team Little East Conference championship tournament that begins Tuesday.

            Sophomores Ashley Owens (Penn Yan, N.Y.) and Gabby Brooks (Palermo, Maine/Messalonskee) earned the Huskies' two points with wins in singles play.  Owens took a 6-2, 6-1 victory over sophomore Meredith Macdonald (Lynn, Mass.) in the #3 singles match, while Brooks prevailed in the super tiebreaker over rookie Alexis Alli (Beverly, Mass.) for a 6-3, 3-6 (12-10) win in the #6 match.

            The Vikings grabbed a 3-0 lead after the doubles matches were concluded.  Senior Madeline Allaire (Columbus, Ohio) and Macdonald combined with an 8-2 win over junior Courtney Jordan (Portland, Maine/Westbrook) and Owens in the #1 match.  Alli and senior Ann Spence (Attleboro, Mass.) took an 8-5 win in the #2 match against junior Margaret Smith (Farmingdale, Maine/Gardiner Area) and senior Rikki Demoranville (Madawaska, Maine).  Senior Cassie Morrison (Clinton, Mass.) and junior Kristin Klimowicz (Ipswich, Mass.) took an 8-2 win over Brooks and junior Joanna Scheidegger (Lyss, Switzerland) at #3.

            Allaire, Spence, Morrison and Klimowicz also had wins in singles matches for the Vikings.

 

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