Worcester, Mass. – Clark University snapped a brief two match slide on Thursday by posting a 7-2 win over crosstown rival Worcester State in non-league women's tennis action. The meeting with the Lancers served as the middle match of the Scarlet and White's three matches in five day stretch and gives them their third win in their last five matches overall.
Score: Clark University 7, Worcester State 2
Records: Clark University 4-4, Worcester State 3-3
Location: Corash Tennis Courts, Worcester, Mass.
How It Happened:
No 1. Isabelle Long (Bellevue, Wash.) def. Shelby Jankins (WOR) 6-2, 6-2
No 2. Emily Shuman (Needham, Mass.) def. Lauren Taylor (WOR) 7-5, 6-1
No 3. Alexis Silk (WOR) def. Adrien Horowitz (Arvada, Colo.) 6-2, 6-4
No 4. Anna Gates (North Scituate, R.I.) def. Nathalie Khafaga (WOR) 6-4, 6-0
No 5. Misa Mai (Sanford, Maine) def. Rachel Green (WOR) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
No 6. Amy Fallon (Derby, England) def. Isabel Badeau (WOR) 6-1, 6-2
No 1. Long/Gates (CLK) def. Shelby Jankins/Alexis Silk (WOR) 8-4
No 2. Shuman/Horowitz (CLK) def. Lauren Taylor/Nathalie Khafaga (WOR) 8-2
No 3. Rachel Green/Isabel Badeau (WOR) def. Issenberg/Bichtroan Nguyen (Worcester, Mass.) 8-1
"This was a match that was very close," said Clark head coach Dan Herbst, "but we came on strong and got stronger as the match went on."
The Cougars will return to action on Saturday when they face league rival Emerson College at 12:00 p.m. in a match to be played at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass.