Tufts 5, Wellesley 0

May 8, 2005

AMHERST, MA - The Tufts University womens tennis team topped Wellesley College 5-0 in the first round of NCAA Northeast Regional play hosted by Amherst College on the indoor courts at nearby Mt. Holyoke College on Saturday. The Jumbos improved to 9-5 with the victory and will face host Amherst tomorrow with a trip to the NCAA Quarterfinals in Kalamazoo, Michigan at stake.

The victory more than makes up for a 5-4 Tufts loss to Wellesley Back in November. The setback is just the second of the year for Wellesley, which finishes its season at 21-2.

Tufts swept all three doubles matches, and sophomores Jennifer Luten (Clayton, MO) and Kylyn Deary (Jackson, MI) won their respective singles matches to seal the win. Luten bested Wellesley first-year Jenna Mezin (Maui, HI) in the No. 1 matchup, 6-2, 6-1, while Deary defeated sophomore Emily McDonald (Williamsville, NY) in the No. 4 tilt, 6-4, 6-1. At that point Tufts had clinched the match and all other play was stopped.

Tufts is playing in its fifth straight NCAA Northeast final. They have lost the previous four, and have their work cut out for them on Sunday against #2 in the country Amherst.

--Courtesy Tufts