Women's Tennis Has Good Weekend At Siena

Sept. 30, 2007

Loudonville, N.Y.- The women's tennis team traveled to New York this weekend to compete in the 2007 Siena Invitational. In the tournament they competed well, winning two of the four brackets in singles play, while in doubles they made it to finals in both the A and B brackets. In the flight B singles Hailee Lange would compete against her own teammate Ivette Konopka in the finals. In a very closely paired up match the winner would be determined in a tie-breaker where Lange would defeat Konopka for the win (1-6, 6-2, 12-10).

In the C flight Kathryn Wilkie went up against teammate Megan Manahan winning 6-2, 6-2. She would then see Amy McDevitt of Providence College in the finals. Wilkie played a tough match and her work led to the victory over her opponent in a tie-breaker (6-1, 5-7, 10-3).

The Crusaders proved their toughness in doubles where Kristen Meahl partnered with Meg Moran and Kathryn Wilkie paired with Chase Fitzsimmons, and both teams advanced to the finals

You can catch the Crusaders again October 10th when they play at Rhode Island starting at 3:30 p.m.

Singles A-Flight
Sarah Mayer (SIE) def Avery Gibson (PC) 6-1,6-1
Meg Moran (HC) def Jen Cusack (PC) 7-6,5-7,10-5
Kristen Meahl (HC) def Jessica Ferrara (SIE) 7-5,6-4
Kate Lyons (PC) def Lauren Moy (SIE) 5-7,6-2,10-8
Sarah Mayer (SIE) def Jen Cusack (PC) 6-0,6-0
Kate Lyons (PC) def Kristen Meahl (HC) 6-2,6-3
Avery Gibson (PC) def Meg Moran (HC) 8-2
Jessica Ferrara (SIE) def Lauren Moy (SIE) 8-1
Avery Gibson (PC) def Jessica Ferrara (SIE) 8-3
Kristen Meahl (HC) def Jen Cusack (PC) 8-2
Finals: Sarah Mayer (SIE) def Kate Lyons (PC) 6-0,6-3

Singles B-Flight
Ivette Konopka (HC) def Jen Messing (SIE) 6-0,6-1
Ayushi Sinha (PC) def Paige Brown (HC) 7-6(4),6-0
Hailee Lange (HC) def Lauren Garbade (SIE) 6-2,6-3
Dara Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) def Jessica Asselin (SIE) 7-5,1-6,10-4
Ivette Konopka (HC) def Ayushi Sinha (PC) 6-4,6-1
Hailee Lange (HC) def Dara Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) 6-2,6-1
Paige Brown (HC) def Jen Messing (SIE) 8-3
Jessica Asselin (SIE) def Lauren Garbade (SIE) 8-3
Jessica Asselin (SIE) def Paige Brown (HC) 8-4
Dara Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) def Ayushi Sinha (PC) 8-3
Finals: Hailee Lange (HC) def Ivette Konopka (HC) 1-6,6-2,12-10

Singles C-Flight
Jill O'Keefe (PC) def Dinka Keric (SIE) 6-1,7-5
Amy McDevitt (PC) def Chase Fitzsimmons (HC) 6-2,3-6,11-9
Megan Manahan (HC) def Bridget Finnerty (SIE) 6-2,6-1
Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def Kim Betzner (PC) 3-6,6-2,10-6
Amy McDevitt (PC) def Jill O'Keefe (PC) Default (inj)
Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def Megan Manahan (HC) 6-2,6-2
Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def Megan Manahan (HC) 6-2,6-2
Finals: Kathryn Wilkie (HC) def Amy McDevitt (PC) 6-1,5-7,10-3

Singles D-Flight
Dinka Keric (SIE) def Kate Danaher (PC) 9-8
Erin Kenaga (PC) def Chase Fitzsimmons (HC) 8-2
Kate Danaher (PC) def Chase Fitzsimmons (HC) 8-1
Erin Kenaga (PC) def Bridget Finnerty (SIE) 8-2
Finals: Erin Kenaga (PC) def Dinka Keric (SIE) 8-4

Doubles A-Flight
Mayer/Moy (SIE) def Konopka/Manahan (HC) 8-2
Sinha/McDevitt (PC) def Garbade/Messing (SIE) 8-3
Gibson/Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) def Brown/Lange (HC) 8-5
Meahl/Moran (HC) def Ferrara/Asselin (SIE) 8-5
Konopka/Manahan (HC) def Garbade/Messing (SIE) 8-3
Brown/Lange (HC) def Ferrara/Asselin (SIE) 8-4
Ferrara/Asselin (SIE) def Garbade/Messing (SIE) 9-8(6)
Konopka/Manahan (HC) def Brown/Lange (HC) 8-6
Mayer/Moy (SIE) def Sinha/McDevitt (PC) 8-2
Meahl/Moran (HC) def Gibson/Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) 8-1
Gibson/Hawkins-Hodgson (PC) def Sinha/McDevitt (PC) 8-2
Finals: Mayer/Moy (SIE) def Meahl/Moran (HC) 8-6

Doubles B-Flight
Danaher/Kenaga (PC) def Keric/Finnerty (SIE) 8-5
Betzner/O'Keefe (PC) def Keric/Finnerty (SIE) 8-4
Lyons/Cusack (PC) def Danaher/Kenaga (PC) 8-1
Wilke/Fitzsimmons (HC) def Betzner/O'Keefe (PC) 8-5
Finals: Lyons/Cusack (PC) def Wilke/Fitzsimmons (HC) 8-4