Women's Tennis Defeats Smith College, 6-3

April 12, 2008

Northampton, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team traveled to Northampton to take on Smith College in a non-conference match up. The Crusaders defeated Smith 6-3, improving to 4-5 overall (1-3 Patriot League).

Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) went undefeated for the day winning 9-8 (7-5) at No. 3 doubles along side Paige Brown (Hunting, N.Y.), and winning in at No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-4. Also going undefeated for the day was Chase Fitzsimmons (Brielle, N.J.), winning 8-3 at No. 2 doubles along side Hallie Lange (Miami, Fla.), and at No. 5 singles 0-6, 7-6, 6-1.

The Crusaders will compete again on April 13 against Salve Regina. Start time is set for 12:00 p.m.

Holy Cross 6, Smith 3
Doubles
#1. Diane Fiumenfreddo / Miyu Kikuchi (SMI) def. Kristen Meahl / Ivette Konopka (HC), 8-6
#2. Chase Fitzsimmons / Hailee Lange (HC) def. Catherine Hill-Lydecker / Alanna Dick (SMI), 8-3.
#3. Kathryn Wilkie / Paige Brown (HC) def. Tina Jackson / Seiko Fujii (SMI), 9-8 (7-5).

Singles
#1. Kristen Meahl (HC) def. Diana Fiumenfreddo (SMI), 6-0, 6-1
#2. Ivette Konopka (HC) def. Miyo Kikuchi (SMI), 6-4, 6-2
#3. Catherine Hill-Lydecker (SMI) def. Hailee Lange (HC), 6-3, 6-0
#4. Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def. Seiko Fujii (SMI), 6-1, 6-4
#5. Chase Fitzsimmons (HC) def. Alanna Dick (SMI), 0-6, 7-6, 6-1
#6. Nikki Anderson (SMI) def. Paige Brown (HC), 7-5, 6-3