Unbeaten Westminster sneaks past CUA 5-4

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – CUA gave an unbeaten Westminster team (17-0) all it could handle on Tuesday, before ultimately falling 5-4.  Caitlin Porter, Isabel Tanco and Amanda Pellegrino picked up singles wins for the Cardinals (3-6), while Andie Ingram and Tanco combined to earn a doubles victory.

At first singles, Margie Selinger fell to Westminster’s Caitlin Hosler 7-6, 7-3 in a very competitive match.  Alex Bailey then upended CUA’s Ritamarie Holden 6-1, 6-1 at the second flight.

Porter picked up a CUA point at third singles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Jane Larson, while Westminester’s Heather Santa downed Elaina Sceusa 7-5, 6-4 at fourth singles.

Tanco earned her win at the fifth flight, by downing Dana Griesmer 6-3, 7-5, and at the sixth flight, Pellegrino picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win over Beth Ekimoff.

Ingram and Tanco earned another point for CUA with a 9-7 victory over Larson and Griesmer at the second doubles flight.

In first doubles action, Hosler and Bailey downed CUA’s Selinger and Sceusa 8-1, while Santa and Lauren Fling earned an 8-1 win at the third flight over Porter and Emma Needham.

CUA returns to the court on Wednesday, when the Cardinals face Chestnut Hill at 6:30 p.m.

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