March 30, 2009

Women's Tennis Falls Short to Royals in Landmark competition

Women's Tennis Falls Short to Royals in Landmark competition

3/30/09

WASHINGTON-- The Catholic University women's tennis team dropped their second Landmark Conference match of the season to the Royals of Scranton University Sunday afternoon by a count of 5-4.  With the score tied at four the deciding match was No. 2 singles that went to a third set before being decided in favor of Scranton.

However, the Cards showed much improvement from a week ago as they managed to take two out of three in the doubles competition and saw solid performances out of Mary Wargo (Manchester, N.H), as well as Rachel Tenuta(Fayetteville, NC.) and Caitlin Dunn(Hanover, Pa.).  

Wargo managed to help Catholic take the second doubles match 9-8 and then defeated Scranton's Kirsten Wentworth in a singles match that ended 6-3, 6-2.  Dunn also accounted for a doubles win with Tenuta outscoring the Royals 8-4.  This win by Dunn and Tenuta, moved the tandem to 2-0 on the year and second place in the conference among Doubles teams.  The Pennsylvania native also took Scranton down to the wire in the decisive No. 2 singles match but came up just short losing in the third game 6-1 and with this loss she moved to 2-3 on the year in singles play.

Catholic University looks to bounce back as they will host non-conference rival Gettysburg College this weekend.  The match is set for Friday, April 3rd at 2:30 p.m. and will take place at the Raymond A. Dufour Center.  Last time these two teams met was in Pennsylvania last April and Gettysburg managed an 8-0 victory.

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