Woburn, Mass - No. 2 Lesley University advances to the championship match later this afternoon by defeating #3 MCLA, 5-1. The second semifinal, between #1 Husson University and #4 Northern Vermont-Lyndon is underway. The final match is scheduled for a 3:30 pm start, but that may change based on the length of the second semifinal match.
Semifinal 1: #2 Lesley 5 - #3 MCLA 1
In a reversal from the regular season matchup, Lesley took a 2-1 lead against MCLA after doubles competition. Lesley's third doubles team Summer Lamprey and Morgan Anderson picked up the first win, 8-0, over MCLA partners McKenna Clark and Sam Schwanter. Number two doubles went to MCLA, with Jessica DuPont and Alyssa Keegan earning the win over Mary Pulling and Annie Dai by a score of 8-3. Lynx first doubles pair Maddie Abbott and Grace Jovanovich defeated MCLA top pair Bri Higgins and Mackenna Jordan, 8-3.
The #6 singles match concluded first, with Lesley's Jocelyn Martinez defeating Sam Schwanter by a score of 6-1, 6-0, to put the Lynx on top 4-1 overall.
Lesley's #1 Maddie Abbot won the next singles match of the semifinal, 6-0, 6-1 over MCLA's #1 Jessica DuPont.
The Co-Rookies of the Year faced-off at #4 singles. Lesley's Summer Lamprey earned the 6-2, 6-3 win to clinch the match for Lesley, 5-1, over Trailblazer McKenna Clark.
MCLA concludes their season 6-5, while Lesley moves to 7-6 and a spot in the championship final this afternoon.