Crusaders Look Forward To New England Championship

Ivette Konopka

Overall Record: 2-3 (0-0 PL); Last Week: 1-0
Holy Cross 5, Merrimack 2, Worcester, Mass., 10/8
Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18, New England Championship, Fairfield, Conn., 9:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's tennis team wraps up its fall slate Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18, at the New England Championship in Fairfield, Conn. The matches both days are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Holy Cross finished fourth of eight at last year's New England Championship. Sophomore Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) finished second at No. 6 singles to lead the Crusaders. Meahl placed fifth at No. 1 singles while senior Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) took fifth at No. 5 singles. Sophomore Emily Marr (Jefferson, Mass.) and Chandley teamed up for fourth at No. 2 doubles. Senior Kathryne Wilkie (Oak Bluff, Ill.) and former Crusader Paige Brown finished third at No. 3 doubles.
  • The Crusaders are coming off their second victory of the season, a 5-2 win over Merrimack at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 8. Holy Cross won four of six singles contests in that dual meet with Marr and seniors Hailee Lange (Miami, Fla.), Konopka and Wilkie tallying victories. The Crusaders also took the doubles point with match victories for the teams of senior Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) and Chandley, and sophomore Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Wilkie. Rudnik and Wilkie have improved their record to 4-1 on the fall as a doubles team, while the tandem of Konopka and Marr are 3-2. Wilkie and Marr are both 3-2 in singles competition this season.