Holy Cross Women's Tennis Sweeps Salve Regina, 7-0

April 18, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Crusaders won all three doubles matches and then took all six singles matches as the Holy Cross women's tennis team defeated Salve Regina, 7-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 9-7 overall, while the Seahawks conclude their dual-match season with an 8-7 record.

The Crusaders started off the match by winning all three doubles matches and earning the doubles point. The No. 1 doubles team of junior Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) and freshman Carolyn Chandley (Worcester, Mass.) defeated Stefi Carrell and Erin Phillips, 8-2, while at No. 2 doubles, junior Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) and freshman Emily Marr (Holden, Mass.) won by a score of 8-5 over Elise Jones and Jessica Smith. Senior Paige Brown (Huntington, N.Y.) and freshman Emma Rudnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.) earned a victory at No. 3 doubles by defeating Valerie Leso and Nichol Stevens, 8-2.

Holy Cross then won all six singles matches for the 7-0 final score. Meahl won the No. 1 singles match over Phillips, 6-0, 6-1, while Marr won a close match over Stevens, 6-2, 7-6, as she won the second set tie-breaker by a score of 7-5. At No. 3 singles, Chandley defeated Smith, 6-2, 6-0, while at No. 4 singles, junior Hailee Lange (Miami, Fla.) defeated Carrell, 6-1, 6-1. Konopka did not lose a game at No. 5 singles as she won, 6-0, 6-0, over Jones, while junior Kathryn Wilkie (Oak Brook, Ill.) won the No. 6 singles match over Kristen Romano, 6-2, 6-1.

The Crusaders, who are 7-2 this season at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts, return to action on April 19 when they play Smith for the last match of the season played at the Holy Cross Tennis Courts at 1:00 p.m.

1. Kristen Meahl (HC) def. Erin Phillips (SRU) -- 6-0, 6-1
2. Emily Marr (HC) def. Nichol Stevens (SRU) -- 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Carolyn Chandley (HC) def. Jessica Smith (SRU) -- 6-2, 6-0
4. Hailee Lange (HC) def. Stefi Carrell (SRU) -- 6-1, 6-1
5. Ivette Konopka (HC) def. Elise Jones (SRU) -- 6-0, 6-0
6. Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def. Kristen Romano (SRU) -- 6-2, 6-1

1. Meahl / Chandley (HC) def. Carrell / Phillips (SRU) -- 8-2
2. Konopka / Marr (HC) def. Jones / Smith (SRU) -- 8-5
3. Paige Brown / Emma Rudnik (HC) def. Valerie Leso / Stevens (SRU) -- 8-2