Norton, Mass.- Wheaton College cruised to a 9-0 victory over visiting Clark University in Saturday's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's tennis match that began in the Beard Field House and finished outside at the Clark Tennis Courts.
Finishing their fall regular season slate on a high note, the Lyons forced a three-way tie for third place in the conference standings. Wheaton is now 7-3 overall and 4-3 in league play.
The Lyons' took all three singles matches led by Julia Parmakian and sophomore Caroline DiNicola-Fawley blanked Paola Anasi and Rebecca Kravetz (Wayland, Mass.) at number three. The closest doubles match came at No. 2 where Maggie Swann (Portland, Maine) and Sarah Sachs (North Branford, Conn.) fell to Morgan Bell and Sarah Crom, 8-3.
The tightest match of the day came at first singles, as Gaby Suriano (San Salvador, El Salvador) and Lyndsay Cooke battled in a tiebreaker for the second time in their careers. Cooke took the opening set by a 6-1 count before Suriano blanked Cooke in the middle set, but Cooke bounced back to post a 10-6 victory in the super tiebreaker to complete the team sweep. In 2010, the duo battled in similar fashion, with Cooke coming out on top 3-6, 6-4 and 10-6.
After going 2011 without a victory the Cougars bounced back under first-year head coach Dan Munsey to post a 6-9 overall record.