April 4, 2005
Norton, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team went up against host Wheaton College, and players from Roger Williams University and Salve Regina University in Sunday's Wheaton Invitational in Norton, Mass.
Holy Cross sophomore Kerry Trimmer (Spring Lake, NJ/St. Rose) posted a convincing 6-1, 6-0 decision over Salve Regina sophomore Michelle Kennedy (East Moriches, NY/Westhampton Beach) in the number one singles bracket. Wheaton's Ashley Kriwinsky then defeated Trimmer 6-1, 6-1 in the championship match.
Later in the day, Holy Cross junior Carrie Simmons (Raynham, MA/Raynham) cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over her Roger Williams freshman Kelsey Parente (Barkhamsted, CT/Northwestern Regional) at number two singles.
The top doubles draw belonged to Holy Cross junior Katie Irwin (Franklin Lakes, NJ/Rampo) and freshman Amy Garrity (Poughkeepsie, NY/Our Lady of Lourdes), as they captured an 8-4 victory over Salve Regina and an 8-1 triumph against Wheaton.
In the second doubles draw Holy Cross sophomore Meredith Bacon (Hanover, NH/Hanover) and first-year player Margaret Moran (Concord, NH/Bishop Brady) defeated Roger Williams, 8-3, to advance to the title match, where they dropped an 8-4 setback to Wheaton's Gudonis and Milic-Strkalj.
The Crusaders travel to Albany for a 3:30 p.m. match-up on Wednesday, April 6.