Women's Tennis Ties For First At Grass Court Doubles Tournament

Emily Marr

NEWPORT, R.I. – Seniors Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) and Emily Marr (Jefferson, Mass.) won the Flight B championship, as the Holy Cross women's tennis team tied for first place out of seven teams at the 2011 Women's Grass Court Doubles Tournament hosted by Salve Regina at the Tennis Hall of Fame. Both Curry and Holy Cross earned 12 points, but Curry won the team title by going 2-0 in matches versus the Crusaders.

Chandley and Marr swept Salve Regina, 8-0, in the quarterfinals, while they then defeated a team from Emmanuel, 8-2. In the championship match, Chandley and Marr earned the title by defeating a team from Assumption by a score of 8-4.

Junior Jessica DeSimone (Lincoln, R.I.) and senior Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) placed second in the Flight C tournament. After defeating Johnson & Wales (8-4) in the quarterfinals and Bridgewater State (8-4) in the semifinals, they then narrowly fell to Curry in the title match by a 9-8 score as they lost 7-2 in a tiebreak.

Sophomore Molly Montgomery (Winnetka, Ill.) and freshman Taylor Stathis (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.) lost to Curry in the quarterfinals of the Flight A competition by an 8-3 score. But they then defeated Salve Regina, 8-2, in the consolation semifinals. The team then earned the victory in the consolation finals by defeating Assumption, 8-5.

The Crusaders return to action versus Connecticut College on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts in Worcester, Mass., at 3:30 p.m.

Team Standings

T-1. Curry, Holy Cross (12 points)
3. Emmanuel (10 points)
4. Assumption (7 points)
5. Bridgewater St. (5 points)
6. Salve Regina (3 points)
7. Johnson & Wales (2 points)

FLIGHT A MAIN DRAW
qf   Taylor Dey/Alex Hadlock (Emmanuel) def. Ana Gwozdz/Nichol Stevens (Salve Regina) 9-8 (7-4)

qf   Samantha Jo Burr/A. Sultan Campbell (Johnson & Wales) def. Paige Gilet/Chrissy Lyon (Assumption) 8-0

qf   Allison Curtis/Emily Mongello (Curry) def. Molly Montgomery/Taylor Stathis (Holy Cross) 8-3

qf   Ashley Pereira/Jenna Williamson (Bridgewater St.) def. Elizabeth DiFilippo/Emily Walters (Salve Regina) 8-4

sf   Taylor Dey/Alex Hadlock (Emmanuel) def. Samantha Jo Burr/A. Sultan Campbell (Johnson & Wales) 9-7

sf   Allison Curtis/Emily Mongello (Curry) def. Ashley Pereira/Jenna Williamson (Bridgewater St.) 8-2

f    Taylor Dey/Alex Hadlock (Emmanuel) def. Allison Curtis/Emily Mongello (Curry) 8-1

FLIGHT A CONSOLATION
sf   Paige Gilet/Chrissy Lyon (Assumption) def. Ana Gwozdz/Nichol Stevens (Salve Regina) 8-3

sf   Molly Montgomery/Taylor Stathis (Holy Cross) def. Elizabeth DiFilippo/Emily Walters (Salve Regina) 8-2

f    Molly Montgomery/Taylor Stathis (Holy Cross) def. Paige Gilet/Chrissy Lyon (Assumption) 8-5

FLIGHT B MAIN DRAW
qf   Abby Blaisdell/Erica Micciche (Assumption) def. Stephanie Piperis/Dana Trimborn (Johnson & Wales) 8-4

qf   Shannon O'Brien/Megan Olson (Salve Regina) def. Michele Anastas/Bridget Murphy (Bridgewater St.) 8-3

qf   Jenny Konecnik/Amanda Woznicki (Emmanuel) def. Lauren Chuha/Megan Mulrooney (Curry) 9-7

qf   Carolyn Chandley/Emily Marr (Holy Cross) def. Elizabeth Liguori/Karlee Walther (Salve Regina) 8-0

sf   Abby Blaisdell/Erica Micciche (Assumption) def. Shannon O'Brien/Meg Olson (Salve Regina) 8-3

sf   Carolyn Chandley/Emily Marr (Holy Cross) def. Jenny Konecnik/Amanda Woznicki (Emmanuel) 8-2

f    Carolyn Chandley/Emily Marr (Holy Cross) def. Abby Blaisdell/Erica Micciche (Assumption) 8-4

FLIGHT B CONSOLATION

sf   Michele Anastas/Bridget Murphy (Bridgewater St.) def. Stephanie Piperis/Dana Trimborn (Johnson & Wales) 9-7

sf   Lauren Chuha/Megan Mulrooney (Curry) def. Elizabeth Liguori/Karlee Walther (Salve Regina) 8-5

f    Lauren Chuha/Megan Mulrooney (Curry) def. Michele Anastas/Bridget Murphy (Bridgewater St.) 8-3

FLIGHT C MAIN DRAW
qf   Jessica DeSimone/Emma Rudnik (Holy Cross) def. Tammy Saunders/Ansley Sego (Johnson & Wales) 8-4

qf   Rachel Eramo/Melissa Flynn (Bridgewater St.) def. Jenni Hewes/Jenna Reid (Emmanuel) 9-7

qf   Marissa Charles/Meghan Hall (Assumption) def. Annie Mallin/Erica Shay (Salve Regina) 8-4

qf   Devin Curley/Elizabeth Zarkades (Curry) def. Gabrielle Longo/Victoria Ricciardi (Johnson & Wales) 8-6

sf   Jessica DeSimone/Emma Rudnik (Holy Cross) def. Rachel Eramo/Melissa Flynn (Bridgewater St.) 8-4

sf   Devin Curley/Kathleen Rush (Curry) def. Marissa Charles/Meghan Hall (Assumption) 9-7

f    Kathleen Rush/Elizabeth Zarkades (Curry) def. Jessica DeSimone/Emma Rudnik (Holy Cross) 9-8 (7-2)

FLIGHT C CONSOLATION
sf   Jenni Hewes/Jenna Reid (Emmanuel) def. Joanna Kaskiw/Darcy Predieri (Johnson & Wales) 8-5

sf   Annie Mallin/Erica Shay (Salve Regina) def. D'Arcy Brunelle/Liz Sammelbraun (Johnson & Wales) 8-5

f    Jenni Hewes/Jenna Reid (Emmanuel) def. Annie Mallin/Erica Shay (Salve Regina) 8-5