WORCESTER, Mass. - The Worcester State University women's tennis team snagged a tight 5-4 victory over Clark University Thursday evening in non-conference action at the Corash Tennis Courts.
With the win, Worcester State improves to 3-3 overall on the season, while Clark drops to 1-2.
Worcester State took a narrow 2-1 lead into singles play after grabbing a pair of wins in doubles. At the number two position, junior Emma Collings (Marion, Mass.) and sophomore Charlotte Mullane (Sterling, Mass.) prevailed by a score of 8-5, while juniors Bekah Riley (Ellington, Conn.) and Monika Mularski (Auburn, Mass.) came out on top at third doubles by a score of 8-4.
The Cougars and Lancers split the six singles matches, which was all the visitors would need to secure the victory. Sophomore Emily Costa (Dudley, Mass.) and junior Victoria Konicki (Auburn, Mass.) each won in straight sets at fifth and sixth singles respectively, before the match was clinched by a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 win at second singles by Collings.
Next up for the Lancers, they will play at home on Saturday in a Little East Conference matchup with Salem State. First serves from Wachusett Regional High School are set for 12 p.m.