March 31, 2008

Women's Tennis Competes At Wheaton College Invitational

March 30, 2008

Norton, Mass. - The Crusader women's tennis team traveled to Wheaton College on March 30 to compete against Bentley, Wheaton and Roger Williams in the Wheaton College Invitational. There were no team scores.

In third singles Megan Manahan (Waverly, Pa.) lost in the first round 6-1, 6-1 to Katherine Knies of Wheaton, then defeated Haley McCraven of Roger Williams 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 to take the consolation title.

In second doubles Paige Brown (Huntington, N.Y.) and Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) defeated Roger Williams in the first round 8-0. In the Championship rounds they won by defeating Wheaton 9-8.

The Crusaders women's tennis team is set to play again April 4 against Lehigh for their first conference match of the season. Start time is set for 7:00 p.m.

First Singles
First Round
Catherine Teague (WHE) def. Caitlyn Leone (RWU), 6-2, 6-0
Kelly Fleszar (BENT) def. Kristen Meahl (HC), 6-4, 7-5

Consolation
Leone (RWU) def. Meahl (HC), 4-6, 7-5, 12-10

Championship
Teague (WHE) def. Fleszar (BENT), 6-2, 6-3

Second Singles
First Round
Sarah Geocaris (WHE) def. Kelly Nugent (BENT), 6-0, 6-4
Kelsey Parente (RWU) def. Meg Moran (HC), 6-3, 6-7, 11-9

Consolation
Nugent (BENT) def. Moran (HC), 8-2

Championship
Geocaris (WHE) def. Parente (RWU), 6-3, 6-1

Third Singles
First Round
Katherine Knies (WHE) def. Megan Manahan (HC), 6-1, 6-1
Rachel Harbert (BENT) def. Haley McCraven (RWU), 6-3, 6-0

Consolation
Manahan (HC) def. McCraven (RWU), 6-1, 4-6, 10-6

Championship
Knies (WHE) def. Harbert (BENT), 7-5, 6-3

First Doubles
First Round
Maya Milic-Strkalj / Ellen Van Faasen (WHE) def. Joanna Nettelfield / Leah Ribchinsky (RWU), 8-2
Marcia Gilbride / Heather Haggerty (BENT) def. Chase Fitzsimmons / Hailee Lange (HC), 8-4

Consolation
Fitzsimmons / Lange (HC) def. Nettelfield / Ribchinsky (RWU), 8-4

Championship
Gilbride / Haggerty (BENT) def. Milic-Strkalj / Van Faasen (WHE), 8-3

Second Doubles
First Round
Mallory Farmer / Oriana Federico (WHE) def. Katherine Giambalvo / Andrea Hollot (BENT), 8-6
Paige Brown / Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def. Megan Harrington / Katherine Wilmes (RWU), 8-0

Consolation
Giambalvo / Hollot (BENT) def. Harrington / Wilmes (RWU), 8-2

Championship
Brown / Wilkie (HC) def. Farmer / Federico (WHE), 9-8