Women's Tennis Takes Fourth Place at New Englands

Oct. 16, 2005

Fairfield, Conn. - The Holy Cross women's tennis team concluded their fall season with a fourth place finish at the 2005 New England Women's Tennis Championships. Other teams that participated in the event were Sacred Heart, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Fairfield, Montreal, Providence, and Hartford.

Leading the Crusader women was sophomore Katie Guarino (Reading, Mass.) who won her bracket in number five singles by winning all three matches over the weekend. Guarino won nine points for the victory. The next highest total earned by Holy Cross was seven by junior Kerry Trimmer (Spring Lake, N.J.). Trimmer reached the finals of her bracket in number two singles.

Senior Katie Irwin (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) earned five points at number six singles. Irwin and partner Amy Garrity (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) won five doubles points. Also earning five points was the team of sophomore Meg Moran (Concord, N.H.) and junior Meredith Bacon (Hanover, N.H.).

The Crusaders finished with a total of 41 points overall. Sacred Heart won the tournament with 61 points.

Final Results
#1 Singles
Lauren Galatie (SHU) def. Carrie Simmons (HC) 6-2, 6-2
Simmons (HC) def. Lauren Perry (UNH) 6-3, 6-0
Jennifer Daigle (PC) def. Simmons (HC) 7-5, 6-4
HC gains three points for sixth place.

#2 Singles
Kerry Trimmer (HC) def. Diana Stabers (UH) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Trimmer (HC) def. Perrine Huss (MONT) 6-4, 6-1
Pam Pillo (SHU) def. Trimmer (HC) 6-1, 6-3
HC gains seven points for second place.

#3 Singles
Catherine Garand (MONT) def. Meg Moran (HC) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
Moran (HC) def. Andrea Lee (PC) 6-3, 6-2
Megan Stauffer (FFD) def. Moran (HC) 6-1, 6-3
HC gains threes points for sixth place.

#4 Singles
Lauren Howard (UNH) def. Amy Garrity (HC) 6-1, 6-0
Ashley Risolo (PC) def. Garrity (HC) 6-2, 6-3
HC gains one point for eighth place.

#5 Singles
Katie Guarino (HC) def. Kasey Michels (UH) 6-3, 6-0
Guarino (HC) def. Karine Touzin (MONT) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Guarino (HC) def. Haley Loewenthal (URI) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
HC gains nine points for first place.

#6 Singles
Katie Irwin (HC) def. Sandra Bertay (MONT) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
Emily Conant (URI) def. Irwin (HC) 6-2, 6-2
HC gains five points for fourth place.

#1 Doubles
Galatie/Pillo (SHU) def. Simmons/Trimmer (HC) 8-4
Simmons/Trimmer (HC) def. Fleming/Hedstrom (URI) 8-6
Daigle/Bitetti (PC) def. Simmons/Trimmer (HC)
HC gains three points for sixth place.

#2 Doubles
Garrity/Irwin (HC) def. Lee/Shulz (PC) 8-4
Chacon/Sims (URI) def. Garrity/Irwin (HC) 8-2
HC gains five points for fourth place.

#3 Doubles
Moran/ Meredith Bacon (HC) def. Touzin/Page (MONT) 8-6
Heineman/Rice (UNH) def. Moran/Bacon (HC) 8-1
HC gains five points for fourth place.