February 23, 2009

Holy Cross Defeated By Sacred Heart, 7-0

Feb. 23, 2009

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team fell at Sacred Heart, 7-0, on Feb. 21. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 3-4 overall, while the Pioneers improve to 5-1.

In the No. 1 singles match, junior Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) sent her match to three sets as she fell to Kate Donnelly, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2. In No. 4 singles, freshman Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) was defeated by Kristina Chao, 7-5, 6-1, while in No. 6 singles, junior Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) fell to Nicole Betz, 6-3, 7-6.

Both the Holy Cross No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams each lost close matches by an 8-6 score. Freshmen Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) and Emily Marr (Holden, Mass.) were defeated by Donnelly and Mandy Finkelstein in No. 2 doubles, while senior Paige Brown (Huntington, N.Y.) and Wilkie fell to Ashley Amalfe and Sonia Mideva in the No. 3 doubles match.

The Crusaders return to action on March 21, when they play Fairfield at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts at 11:00 a.m.

Singles
1. Kate Donnelly (SHU) def. Kristen Meahl (HC) -- 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
2. Julianne Kasinow (SHU) def. Emily Marr (HC) -- 6-4, 6-2
3. Elizabeth Harrington (SHU) def. Emma Rudnik (HC) -- 6-1, 6-1
4. Kristina Chao (SHU) def. Carolyn Chandley (HC) -- 7-5, 6-1
5. Delaney Downing (SHU) def. Hailee Lange (HC) -- 6-1, 6-3
6. Nicole Betz (SHU) def. Kathryn Wilkie (HC) -- 6-3, 7-6

Doubles
1. Darcy Demers / Kasinow (SHU) def. Meahl / Chandley (HC) -- 8-3
2. Donnelly / Mandy Finkelstein (SHU) def. Marr / Rudnik (HC) -- 8-6
3. Ashley Amalfe / Sonia Mideva (SHU) def. Wilkie / Paige Brown (HC) -- 8-6