Women's Tennis Plays Two Matches Over The Weekend

Emma Rudnik

Overall Record: 2-4 (0-0 Patriot League) Last Week: 0-0
Scoreboard: No matches scheduled
Schedule: Friday, March 19, vs. Albany, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 20, at Quinnipiac, Hamden, Conn. 2:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women’s tennis team will try and host Albany again on Saturday, March 19 as last week’s match was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The matches are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts in Worcester, Mass. The Albany contest will mark the second season of competition on the team’s newly renovated tennis courts. The team has posted a 9-5 record at home since the tennis courts were opened on October 5, 2008.
  • This is the third consecutive year of competition between the Crusaders and Great Danes. Holy Cross will aim for its first win in three seasons after Albany swept the squad 7-0 on Feb. 2, 2008 and again on Feb. 14, 2009. Just like this season, Holy Cross played Albany in its second match of the spring last year.
  • On Saturday, March 20, the team will then travel to Hamden, Conn. to play Quinnipiac. Matches are set to begin at 2:00 p.m. on the Quinnipiac tennis courts. The teams have not faced off for over five seasons, as they last met on Feb. 19, 2005. That season, the Bobcats swept the Crusaders 7-0, winning all six singles matches and the three doubles matches as well.
  • The team’s four seniors, who have not matched up with Quinnipiac in their four years, look to post their first victories in their final season as Crusader tennis players.  Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) has a 1-5 record this season as the team’s No. 1 singles player, while Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) has a 1-3 record at No. 3, Hailee Lange (Miami, Fla.) sits at 1-2 at No. 4 and Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) has won three of six matches in the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 spots thus far.