Fords Thwart Diplomats on Court

Fords Thwart Diplomats on Court

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Haverford’s women’s tennis team handed Franklin & Marshall an 8-1 loss in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Saturday.  Haverford remained unscathed in league action, moving to 4-3 (3-0 CC). The Diplomats fell to 1-6 (1-1 CC).

No. 4 Valeri Harteg secured the lone F&M win on a 10-7 tiebreaker. She dropped the first set, 2-6, to Jaclyn Porter, but rebounded with a 6-3 win in the second set to force the tiebreak.

Dana Russo also went to tiebreaker at No. 3. Helen Fisun took the first set 6-1, but Russo returned the favor, taking the second set by four. Fisun won the tiebreaker 10-5.

Franklin & Marshall returns to action on Monday when the Diplomats host Ursinus in Centennial action.

Haverford College 8, Frank. & Marsh. 1
Mar 28, 2009 at Haverford, Pa. (Alumni Field House)

Singles competition
1. Katie Wettick (HAVWTN) def. Erica Wood (F&MW) 8-1
2. Karen Lavi (HAVWTN) def. Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) 8-2
3. Helen Fisun (HAVWTN) def. Dana Russo (F&MW) 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Valeri Harteg (F&MW) def. Jaclyn Porter (HAVWTN) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
5. Katie Drooyan (HAVWTN) def. Shannon Littlefield (F&MW) 6-1, 6-2
6. Fumiko Shogase (HAVWTN) def. Nicole Martino (F&MW) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Katie Wettick/Karen Lavi (HAVWTN) def. Erica Wood/Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) 8-5
2. Katie Drooyan/Helen Fisun (HAVWTN) def. Dana Russo/Valeri Harteg (F&MW) 8-1
3. Jaclyn Porter/Christina Bradley (HAVWTN) def. Shannon Littlefield/Nicole Martino (F&MW) 8-1

Match Notes
Frank. & Marsh. 1-6, 1-1 Centennial
Haverford College 4-3, 3-0 Centennial
Match played on indoor courts