Women's Tennis Victorious At Babson, 6-3

Kathryn Wilkie

BABSON PARK, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's tennis team took seven out of 10 total matches against Babson, including four of the six singles contests, to mark a 6-3 victory over the Beavers at the Farwell Courts. After today’s decision, the Crusaders register a 1-3 record in spring competition, going to 3-6 overall on the 2009-2010 season while the Beavers register a 7-6 overall record.

The Crusaders started off strong, winning two out three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles competition. The No. 2 tandem of sophomores Emily Marr (Jefferson, Mass.) and Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) won their match, 8-5, while a 9-8 (4) tie-break victory by seniors Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) and Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) at No. 3 gave the team its early edge.

 Holy Cross put the match away with straight-set wins in the bottom three positions, as senior Hailee Lange (Miami, Fla.) cruised at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2.  Konopka earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5 and Wilkie prevailed, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 6. Marr pulled out a three-set win at No. 3, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0, to round out the Crusaders’ scoring. Lange and Konopka earn their second victory at No. 4 and No. 5 this season, respectively, while Marr picks up a team-leading fifth win at No. 3 singles.

Holy Cross will open up Patriot League play next, traveling to West Point, N.Y., to take on three conference foes this weekend. The first set of matches will be against host Army, held on Friday, March 26, starting at 6:00 p.m.

  

Singles competition

1. Jes Huang (BAB) def. Kristen Meahl (HOLYCRS) 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)

2. Rebecca Stone (BAB) def. Carolyn Chandley (HOLYCRS) 6-4, 6-4

3. Emily Marr (HOLYCRS) def. Lorena Becerra (BAB) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0

4. Hailee Lange (HOLYCRS) def. Mikaela Stamas (BAB) 6-1, 6-2

5. Ivette Konopka (HOLYCRS) def. Gabriela Baez (BAB) 6-0, 6-1

6. Kathryn Wilkie (HOLYCRS) def. Victoria Lorido (BAB) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Jes Huang/Rebecca Stone (BAB) def. Kristen Meahl/Carolyn Chandley (HOLYCRS) 8-3

2. Emily Marr/Emma Rudnik (HOLYCRS) def. Liz Sheerin/Lorena Becerra (BAB) 8-5

3. Kathryn Wilkie/Ivette Konopka (HOLYCRS) def. Ashley Lake/Victoria Lorido (BAB) 9-8 (7-4)

Match Notes

Holy Cross 3-6

Babson College 7-6