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Women's Tennis Overwhelms Hawks for First Win

Women's Tennis Overwhelms Hawks for First Win

NEWTON, Mass. -- Mount Ida turned up the heat in singles play and took five of the six points to earn a 7-2 win over Becker, their first victory of the 2017 season.

The Mustangs led 2-1 after doubles play, thanks to an 8-4 victory at the top spot by Ginger Boodakian (Burlington, Mass.) and Molly O'Donnell (Danvers, Mass.) and a forfeit at number three.

Boodakian, O'Donnell and Cierra Peaslee (Killingly, Conn.) then took down the top three spots in singles play to clinch the win for the Mustangs. 

Boodakian earned a 6-4, 6-1 win over Jacqueline Andrade (Somerset, Mass.), while O'Donnell got past Victoria Puczydlowsk (Dudley, Mass.) 6-4, 5-7, 10-5, winning in a super tiebreak.

Fiona Gilley (Worcester, Mass.), won twice for the Hawks, beating Yuliana Chairez (Waltham, Mass.) 6-2, 3-3 (7-3) in singles and pairing with Dana Mahan (Manville, R.I.) to beat Chairez and Peaslee 8-5 at #2 doubles.

Peaslee got her revenge with a 6-1, 6-1 singles win over Mahan, while Amanda Garner (Coventry, R.I.) also had no difficulty getting a win at $5 singles, beating Shannon Hazelton (Rockland, Mass.) 6-0, 6-2.

Becker falls to 0-1 in their first action of the season and will host Worcester State on Monday at 3:30 PM.

Mount Ida will try to keep their momentum going on Septmeber 16th when they open Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play at Albertus Magnus at 1 PM.


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Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success.  The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees.