Huskies Take Season Opener at Thomas 9-0

Senior captain Margaret Smith (file photo by Jason Johns).
Senior captain Margaret Smith (file photo by Jason Johns).

Huskies Take Season Opener Over Thomas 9-0

            WATERVILLE, Maine -- Junior newcomers Denae Walton (Plymouth, Minn./Andover) and Samantha Harden (Turner, Maine/Leavitt Area) combined for a win in doubles play and each won straight singles matches to lead the visiting University of Southern Maine women's tennis team to a 9-0 win over Thomas College Friday afternoon.  The match was the season opener for both teams.

            Walton and Harden combined at number one doubles to defeat the Thomas duo of Cassidy Hamm and Samantha Mercier 8-1.  In singles action, Walton defeated Hamm at number one 6-0, 6-1, and Harden downed Mercier 6-0, 6-0.

            Senior Courtney Jordan (Portland, Maine/Westbrook) and junior Ashley Owens (Penn Yan, N.Y.) won their doubles match at number two 8-0.  Both took straight-sets wins at number three and four singles, respectively.

            The Huskies return to the courts on September 8 for their Little East Conference opener traveling to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.