Waterville, Maine – The Thomas College women's tennis team kicked off their 2011 season this afternoon in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center against the University of Southern Maine. In front of a large crowd the visiting Huskies were able to defeat Thomas 2-7.
First year Jessica Bowen fought hard for the Terriers in her match up against USM's Emily Boutin. The two number one players took their match into the later part of the evening, but it was Boutin who would emerge victorious winning in three sets.
The Terriers will take to the court twice this weekend against two North Atlantic Conference East Division opponents. On Saturday the Terriers will host Castleton State, and will close out the weekend with a home match against conference newcomer Colby-Sawyer.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Maine 7, Thomas 2
1. Emily Boutin (SMWT11) def. Jessica Bowen (THO) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
2. Tegan Talbot (SMWT11) def. Dalia Williams (THO) 6-1, 6-0
3. Ali Hartley (SMWT11) def. Emily Howard (THO) 5-1, 6-0
4. Meaghan Robinson (SMWT11) def. Kristen McLean (THO) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kayla Giroux (THO) def. No player (SMWT11), by forfeit
1. Emily Boutin/Tegan Talbot (SMWT11) def. Jessica Bowen/Emily Howard (THO) 7-2
2. Ali Hartley/Molly Morrill (SMWT11) def. Sarah Marckoon/Dalia Williams (THO) 7-4