Providence Downs Crusaders in Women's Tennis, 5-2

Oct. 6, 2006

Worcester, Mass.- The Holy Cross women's tennis team suffered their first loss of the fall, losing to Providence 5-2 Thursday in Worcester, Mass. Freshman Kristen Meahl (Falmouth, Maine) was a part of two wins on the day. Meahl and doubles partner sophomore Paige Brown (Huntington, N.Y.) defeated Dara Hawkins-Hodgson and Jen Cusack by a score of 8-2. Meahl would then go on to win her singles match, beating Allison Cohen, 6-4, 6-1.

Freshman Ivette Konopka (Shelton, Conn.) would also see victory in her singles match, defeating Meg Gilroy. Konopka rebounded from a first set loss (3-6) to take the last two sets from Gilroy, 6-4, 10-3.

Holy Cross women's tennis drops to 2-1 overall, while Providence improves to 2-1. The Crusaders return to the court Wednesday, October 11 hosting Rhode Island in Worcester at 3:30.

Final Results:

Singles: Providence, Ashley Rissolo d. Meg Moran (Concord, N.H.) 62-, 6-4 HC, Konopka d. P Gilroy 3-6, 6-4, 10-3 P, Kerrie Shulz d. Meredith Bacon (Hanover, N.H.) HC, Meahl d Cohen, 6-4, 6-1 P, Hawkins-Hodgson d. Amy Garrity (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) P, Cusack d. Meg Manahan, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles: P, Ashley Rissolo, Allison Cohen d. Moran, Bacon, 8-6 P. Shulz, Gilroy d. Garrity, Konopka, 8-6 HC, Meahl, Brown d. Hawkins-Hodgson, Cusack