April 25, 2009

Diplomats Close Season With Win

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s women’s tennis team closed out the 2009 tennis season with a 6-3 win over Swarthmore Saturday afternoon.  Dana Russo and Valeri Harteg each went 2-0 for the Diplomats (3-12, 3-7 CC). Two-thirds of the Garnet’s (5-10, 4-6 CC) wins came in doubles competition.

Russo and Harteg (5-7, 4-6 CC) combined for the Diplomats lone doubles win in the second position. They conspired to topple Alexis Hickman and Kathryn Stockbower 8-5. Russo (4-11, 3-7 CC) claimed a third singles victory over Alexis Hickman in three sets. After dropping the first set 6-4, Russo went unscathed in the second set, then took the final set 6-4. Harteg (7-12, 5-5 CC) continued to plague Stockbower in singles competition posting a 6-3, 6-3 win in the fourth flight.

Kelsey Tylus (7-8, 4-6 CC) dropped a single game in her win over Luann Cignavtich at second singles. Shannon Littlefield (6-11, 3-6 CC) won her match at fifth singles by an identical score, while Nicole Martino (3-12, 2-8 CC) dropped just two games in her win over Cindy Luu.

Franklin & Marshall 6, Swarthmore 3

Apr 25, 2009 at Swarthmore, Pa. (Faulkner Courts)

Singles competition
1. Jennie Park (SWAT) def. Erica Wood (F&MW) 1-0, retired
2. Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) def. Luann Cignavitch (SWAT) 6-1, 6-0
3. Dana Russo (F&MW) def. Alexis Hickman (SWAT) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
4. Valeri Harteg (F&MW) def. Kathryn Stockbower (SWAT) 6-3, 6-3
5. Shannon Littlefield (F&MW) def. Jennifer Trinh (SWAT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Nicole Martino (F&MW) def. Cindy Luu (SWAT) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Jennie Park/Luann Cignavitch (SWAT) def. Erica Wood/Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) 8-5
2. Dana Russo/Valeri Harteg (F&MW) def. Alexis Hickman/Kathryn Stockbower (SWAT) 8-5
3. Jennifer Trinh/Cindy Luu (SWAT) def. Shannon Littlefield/Nicole Martino (F&MW) 8-3

Match Notes
Franklin & Marshall 3-12, 3-7
Swarthmore 5-10, 4-6 CC; Regional ranking #9
Official: Yoder