Bears Defeat Diplomats

Bears Defeat Diplomats

YORK, Pa. – Ursinus handed Franklin & Marshall a 7-2 defeat in Centennial Conference (CC) women's tennis action Saturday afternoon.  F&M fell to 1-13, 1-7 CC on the year while the Bears improved to 5-10, 1-7 CC.

The Bears swept all three double matches to take a 3-0 lead.  Julia Kurtz and Jessica Tyrrell handed Anya Sahaydachny and Danielle Weiner an 8-6 defeat at No. 1. Jimena Talavera teamed up with Heather McMasters for an 8-5 win over Valeri Harteg and Shannon Littlefield in the No.2 spot. Dana McDonough and Jackie Heikel took down Katherine Sutton and Meryl Schulman 8-1 at No. 3.
 
F&M picked up victories in the first two single matches for a 3-2 score. Sahaydachny defeated Kurtz 6-1, 5-7, 1-0, to start off singles play. Weiner picked up a 6-1, 7-5, victory over Mara Berzins in the No. 2 spot.  The Bears responded by winning the next four matches to secure the win. Harteg fell 7-5, 6-1 to Talavera at No. 3 while Littlefield dropped a 6-2, 6-4, match at the No. 4 singles spot. Chelsea Bush fell 6-0, 6-2, to Caroline Lipp and Sutton was handed a 6-3, 6-1, defeat at the No. 6 spot.
 
Franklin & Marshall returns to action Thursday when the Diplomats host Dickinson at 4 p.m.
Ursinus College 7, Franklin & Marshall 2
Apr 16, 2011 at Wisehaven Tennis Center
 
Singles competition
1. Anya Sahaydachny (F&M) def. Julia Kurtz (UC) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Danielle Weiner (F&M) def. Mara Berzins (UC) 6-1, 7-5
3. Jimena Talavera (UC) def. Valeri Harteg (F&M) 7-5, 6-1
4. Jessica Tyrrell (UC) def. Shannon Littlefield (F&M) 6-2, 6-4
5. Caroline Lippe (UC) def. Chelsea Bush (F&M) 6-0, 6-2
6. Dana McDonough (UC) def. Katherine Sutton (F&M) 6-3, 6-1

 
Doubles competition
1. Julia Kurtz/Jessica Tyrrell (UC) def. Anya Sahaydachny/Danielle Weiner (F&M) 8-6
2. Jimena Talavera/Heather McMasters (UC) def. Valeri Harteg/Shannon Littlefield (F&M) 8-5
3. Dana McDonough/Jackie Heikel (UC) def. Katherine Sutton/Meryl Schulman (F&M) 8-1

 
Match Notes
Ursinus College 5-10, 1-7 CC
Franklin & Marshall 1-13, 1-7 CC
Official: Gloria Jaremko