LANCASTER, Pa. - Kelsey Tylus picked up Franklin & Marshall's lone singles win and partnered with Erica Wood to deliver a victory in doubles competition, but the Diplomats fell 6-3 to Ursinus in Centennial Conference (CC) tennis action on Monday. F&M fell to 1-7 (1-2 CC), while Ursinus climbed to 6-3 (2-1 CC).
Playing in the second position, Tylus (5-3, 2-1 CC) blanked Julia Kurtz in the first set and fended the Bear off in the second set 6-4. Tylus and Wood (2-2, 1-1 CC) combined for a 9-7 win over Jenna Hope and Christina Lippe at first doubles. Hope returned the favor to Wood (3-9, 1-2 CC) at first singles, with a 6-4, 7-6 win.
Valeri Harteg and Dana Russo (3-2, 2-1 CC) squeezed out a 9-8 win at second doubles.
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at Washington College. Match time is set for noon.
Ursinus 6, Franklin & Marshall 3
Mar 30, 2009 at Lancaster, Pa. (ASFC)
|1. Jenna Hope (UC) def. Erica Wood (F&MW) 6-4, 7-6 (10-5)|
|2. Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) def. Julia Kurtz (UC) 6-0, 6-4|
|3. Laura Ng (UC) def. Dana Russo (F&MW) 6-1, 6-2|
|4. C. Gifkins (UC) def. Valeri Harteg (F&MW) 6-3, 6-1|
|5. Jimena Talavera (UC) def. Shannon Littlefield (F&MW) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Pam Odorizzi (UC) def. Nicole Martino (F&MW) 6-2, 6-1|
|1. Erica Wood/Kelsey Tylus (F&MW) def. Jenna Hope/Christina Lippe (UC) 9-7|
|2. Valeri Harteg/Dana Russo (F&MW) def. Pam Odorizzi/Laura Ng (UC) 9-8 (12-10)|
|3. D. McDonogh/Jimena Talavera (UC) def. Nicole Martino/Shannon Littlefield (F&MW) 8-3|
|Ursinus 6-3, 2-1 CC|
|Franklin & Marshall 1-7, 1-2 CC|