March 11, 2008

Women’s Tennis Competes Over Spring Break

Women's Tennis Competes Over Spring Break
Cards face tough competition on trip

3/11/2008

WASHINGTON- The Catholic University women's tennis squad competed at Hilton Head Island, S.C., over spring break.  The Cardinals faced a number of tough squads in preparation for conference play but went 0-5 for the week.  CUA is now 1-5 on the season.

The Cards lost to Wilkes on their first day in Hilton Head 8-1.  At number one singles, Rachel Tenuta (Fayetteville, N.C.) gave her opponent a good match falling 6-4, 6-4.  In doubles play, Julie Cotrone (Hanover, Mass./Hanover) and Mary Wargo (Manchester, N.H.) won CUA's lone match with a 8-6 win while Caitlin Dunn (Hanover, Pa.) and Corinne Alcorn (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) managed to take it to 8-5 at the number two spot.

CUA then faced Wartburg who they fell to 6-2 despite some big wins at number five and six singles.  Wargo defeated Ashley Richards 6-1, 6-2 at number five and Cotrone was victorious at number six 6-0, 6-2.  

The match versus Augustana proved to be the closest of the trip for CUA as they lost 5-4.  Emily McGlynn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) won at number two singles 7-6, 6-1 while Alcorn and Wargo each took their respective matches as it came down to doubles.  Tenuta and McGlynn were the winners at number one doubles 8-1, but the Cards couldn't pull out another victory as they fell 5-4 overall.

On the final day in South Carolina, the Cards were defeated by Elizabethtown 6-3 but showed poise.  Tenuta won 6-3, 6-2 at number one singles and she was followed by a big three-set victory from McGlynn at number two.  Wargo also pulled off the victory 6-0, 7-5 to help CUA.

The Cardinals travel back up north over the weekend but stopped in Bridgewater for a match on Sunday where they lost 8-1 after a long week.  Wargo was once again the lone winner at number five as she defeated Diana Ricker 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 to pull of a victory and notch a team-best 4-1 record for the break.

The Cardinals will host Moravian on Saturday at 1 p.m., as they begin conference play.

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