Sept. 17, 2007
North Andover, Mass. - The Crusaders hit the road to compete against Merrimack on Sunday, September 16, where they were taken down 5-4 in a close match-up.
To start off the competition sophomore Kristen Meahl and senior Meg Moran won the No. 1 doubles match 8-6. Competing at No. 2 doubles were Ivette Konopka and Chase Fitzsimmons, who went up against Caitlin Dunn and Jessie Lamb of Merrimack, and were defeated 8-4. Hallie Lange and Paige Brown took the court against Allison Lydon and Brittany Holmes at No. 3 doubles, and posted an 8-2 victory.
In singles play Kristen Meahl took on Caitlin Dunn, dropping a close match 7-5, 7-5. Meg Moran took on Stellina Saia, and was defeated in a tough match 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Ivette Konopka lost to Amanda Carroll 7-5, 6-2, in her match up against Merrimack. Megan Manahan was defeated by Jessie Lamb in her match 6-3, 6-1. On an upper note, Hallie Lange defeated Elise Dufour of Merrimack in a quick victory 6-2, 6-0. Paige Brown also defeated Merrimack's, Nora Cahill 6-1, 6-4.
The Crusaders will host there next match on Saturday, September 22, against Stonehill. Action is set to start at 10:00 a.m.
Merrimack 5, Holy Cross 4
#1 - Caitlin Dunn (M) d. Kristen Meahl (HC) 7-5, 7-5
#2 - Stellina Saia (M) d. Meg Moran (HC) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
#3 - Amanda Carroll (M) d. Ivette Konopka (HC) 7-5, 6-2
#4 - Jessie Lamb (M) d. Megan Manahan (HC) 6-3, 6-1
#5 - Hailee Lange (HC) d. Elise Dufour (M) 6-2, 6-0
#6 - Paige Brown (HC) d. Nora Cahill (M) 6-1, 6-4
#1 - Meahl / Moran (HC) d. Saia / Carroll (M) 8-6
#2 - Dunn / Lamb (M) d. Konopka / Chase Fitzsimmons (HC) 8-4
#3 - Lange / Brown (HC) d. Allison Lydon / Brittany Holmes (M) 8-2