September 25, 2004

Grove City competes in ITA Championships

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Four members of the Grove City College women's tennis team competed in Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southeast Region Championships at the University of Mary Washington this weekend.

Senior Megan Hulick (Butler, Pa./Butler) went 1-1 in the main singles draw while junior Julie Crewson (Sylvania, Ohio/Northview) and sophomore Lindsay Hosler (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Central) and posted 1-1 records in the "blue" singles draw. Freshman Kristin McNally (Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) went 2-1 in the blue singles draw. 

In doubles action, Hulick and Crewson dropped their opener in the main doubles draw but bounced back to win two of three matches in the consolation bracket. Hosler and McNally went 1-1 in the "blue" doubles bracket.

Hulick defeated Dickinson's Amanda Kaplan 6-3, 6-0 in her first singles match but then lost to fifth-seeded Ashley Tucker of Mary Washington, 6-2, 6-1. Crewson picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Diana Ricker in her first match, then fell to Eastern's Kristy Trimbey, 6-4, 6-4.

Hosler downed Washington College's Rioco Sawata in her first match, 6-1, 6-3, before dropping a 7-5, 6-3 verdict to Haverford's Ashley Kniep. McNally downed Swarthmore's Anjali Aggarwal, 6-1, 6-2, in her first match. McNally then picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win over Johns Hopkins' Megan Mathis. Mary Washington's Katie Miglin eliminated McNally in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-1.

Crewson and Hulick dropped an 8-4 decision in their first doubles match before advancing back to the consolation semifinals with respective 9-7 and 8-4 wins. In the semifinals, Crewson and Hulick dropped an 8-1 decision to the eventual champions, Julie Chalfant and Erica Tobias of Dickinson.

Hosler and McNally lost a 9-8 (7-1) decision in the first round of the blue doubles bracket but rebounded for an 8-0 win in the first round of consolations. However, they were eliminated by Christopher Newport's Pitts and King.

Grove City returns to dual-match action Tuesday at Presidents' Athletic Conference rival Washington and Jefferson.

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