April 22, 2010
Women's Tennis Bows Out to Wingate in Tight SAC Tournament Match
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba lost to third-seeded Wingate 5-1 in a tight opening round match of the 2010 Food Lion South Atlantic Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday morning at the Rock Hill Tennis Center. The Bulldogs improve to 13-6 and advance to face #2-seed Tusculum in a semifinal match. The Catawba Indians, seeded sixth, end their season at 12-15.
Catawba trailed 2-1 after doubles, but all were decided by just a single break of serve. The Lady Indians won at the top spot as Kasia Zielinski (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy) and Vanessa Silva (Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL/Cambauba) earned an 8-6 win. Wingate won matches at the #2 and #3 spots by 9-7 scores.
Wingate locked up the match with straight-set single wins at the #1, #4 and #5 spots. Catawba held leads at #2 and #3 singles when the match was stopped.
WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 5, CATAWBA 1
#1 Kara Staskelis (W) d. Kasia Zielinski 6-1, 6-2
#2 Steffi Cook (C) led Kelli Ferguson (W) 6-5, DNF
#3 Vanessa Silva (C) led Samantha Alschlager (W) 6-2, 3-2, DNF
#4 Helen Goreski (W) d. Candace Hall 6-3, 6-1
#5 Hollyn Aberghini (W) d. Maggie McKee 6-2, 6-4
#6 Jennifer Dameron (C) vs. Ewa Opala did not start
#1 Zielinski/Silva (C) d. Staskelis/Ferguson 8-6
#2 Alschlager/Aberghini (W) d. Cook/Hall 9-7
#3 Goreski/Opala (W) d. McKee/Dameron 9-7
RECORDS: Wingate 13-6; Catawba 12-15
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