NEWPORT, R.I. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team opened up its 2010 fall slate at the Salve Regina Doubles Invitational held at the Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., finishing in third place out of eight squads. Highlighting the day was the second flight duo of Emily Marr (Jefferson, Mass.) and Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) who lost in the first round but then when on to win the consolation bracket.
Marr and Rudnik teamed up to top the Curry doubles team, 9-7, in the first round of consolation and then followed with a 8-2 win over Assumption to win in the final round. In other matches, freshmen Molly Montgomery (Winnetka, Ill.) and Maya Welch (Rye, N.Y.) won their first collegiate match, topping Curry's first flight squad, 8-5, before falling in the second round.
Rounding out competition on the day was the third flight duo of junior Jen Daffron (Ramsey, N.J.) and sophomore Jessica DeSimone (Lincoln, R.I.), who also won their first match against Johnson & Wales, 8-3. They then lost in the second round, 8-4, to the Bridgewater team.
Stonehill took home the team title, finishing with 16 points. Host Salve Regina followed in second place with 12 points with Holy Cross coming in third with six points. Completing competition was a four-way tie for fourth place between Bridgewater, Curry, Emmanuel and Johnson & Wales. Assumption finished eighth with one point.
Holy Cross will open up fall dual match competition next, taking on Providence in Providence, R.I. this Thursday, Sept. 16. Matches are set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Providence College Tennis Courts.
1. Stonehill (16)
2. Salve Regina (12)
3. Holy Cross (6)
4. Bridgewater State (4)
Johnson & Wales (4)
8. Assumption (1)