COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Dana Russo, Valeri Harteg, and Katie Ertel picked up Franklin & Marshall’s only points as the Ursinus women’s tennis team defeated the Diplomats 6-3 in Centennial Conference (CC) action on Thursday. The Diplomats fell to 5-4, 1-2 CC, as the Bears improved to 4-5, 1-2 CC.
Meredith Lackey fell to Jenna Hope 6-1, 6-3. Russo rebounded for F&M, defeating Julia Kurtz by an easy 6-3, 6-1 margin. Harteg beat Jimena Talavera in three sets by scores of 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Ertel, the final victor for the Diplomats, won a 6-3, 6-0 match over Jessica Tyrrell. Victoria Balonik was edged by Leah Stambaugh 6-4, 6-3, and Chelsea Carman picked up a victory for Ursinus by default.
Lackey and Russo teamed up in doubles action, but Hope and Kurtz outlasted the two to earn an 8-5 victory. Harteg and Ertel were defeated by Talavera and Tyrrell 8-4.
The Diplomats host Washington (Md.) on Saturday, Apr. 3 for a 1 p.m. match.
Ursinus College 6, Franklin & Marshall 3
April 1, 2010 at Collegeville, Pa.
1. Jenna Hope (UC) def. Meredith Lackey (F&M) 6-1, 6-3
2. Dana Russo (F&M) def. Julia Kurtz (UC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Valeri Harteg (F&M) def. Jimena Talavera (UC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
4. Katie Ertel (F&M) def. Jessica Tyrrell (UC) 6-3, 6-0
5. Leah Stambaugh (UC) def. Victoria Balonik (F&M) 6-4, 6-3
6. Chelsea Carman (UC) def. No Player (F&M), by default
1. Jenna Hope/Julia Kurtz (UC) def. Meredith Lackey/Dana Russo (F&M) 8-5
2. Jimena Talavera/Jessica Tyrrell (UC) def. Valeri Harteg/Katie Ertel (F&M) 8-4
3. Caroline Lippe/Chelsea Carman (UC) def. No Player/No Player (F&M), by default
Franklin & Marshall 5-4, 1-2 CC
Ursinus College 4-5, 1-2 CC