Women's Tennis Loses to Sacred Heart, 6-1

Feb. 25, 2007

Middlebury, Conn. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team lost to Sacred Heart, 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Middlebury Racquet Club in Middlebury, Conn. Freshman Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) was victorious in her No. 4 singles match over a competitor from Sacred Heart. Meahl would lose the first set, 6-3, but would rally to take the next set, 7-5. Meahl would prevail in the tie-breaker, 10-4, earning the only singles win for the Crusaders on the day.

A pair of freshman would team up to win the No. 2 doubles match, Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) and Meahl would outlast a duo from Sacred Heart, 8-7 (9). The Pioneers would get the best of the Crusaders, taking two of the three doubles matches.

Senior Meredith Bacon (Hanover, N.H.) forced a tie-break in her No. 3 singles match. Bacon took the first set from her Pioneer counterpart, 6-7 (5) but would then go on to lose the second set, 6-3. In the tie-break, the Pioneer would win the match by beating Bacon, 6-2.

The Holy Cross women's tennis team drops to 0-2 on the spring season as Sacred Heart improves to 2-0 in 2007.

The Crusaders return to action Saturday, March 24, taking on Army in West Point, N.Y. Matches are set to begin at 9:00 am.

Results:

Singles:

1. SH def. Meg Moran, 6-1, 6-2

2. SH def. Ivette Konopka, 6-0, 6-0

3. SH def. Meredith Bacon, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2

4. HC Kristen Meahl def. SH, 3-6, 7-5, 10-4

5. SH def. HC Megan Manahan, 6-0, 6-2

6. SH def. HC Melanie Bunke, 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

1. SH def. Moran/Bacon, 8-1

2. HC Konopka/Meahl def. SH, 8-7 (9)

3. SH def. Manahan/ Paige Brown, 8-0