August 31, 2007

Grove City opens season with victory

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's tennis team opened the 2007 season Friday afternoon with a 7-2 victory over NCAA Division II member West Liberty State at the Grove City College Courts. Grove City won all three doubles matches, then claimed four of the six singles matches.

It is Grove City's first victory against the Hilltoppers since a 5-4 win Sept. 14, 2004. The Wolverines (1-0) have now won six straight matches dating back to last season.

Grove City will open Presidents' Athletic Conference play Tuesday afternoon at Chatham. The match begins at 4 p.m.


Position Grove City West Liberty State GCC Result
First Singles Nicole Andreini (So., Wheeling, W. Va./Wheeling Central Catholic) Heather Alcorn Won 6-1, 6-1
Second Singles Tamara Nations (Jr., Kailua, Hawaii/Homeschooled) Marissa Fansler Lost 6-4, 6-2
Third Singles Kristin McNally (Sr., Boardman, Ohio/Boardman) Tiffany McDowell Lost 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2
Fourth Singles Kait Garcia (So., Erie, Pa./McDowell) Megan Cooey Won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Fifth Singles Lisa Baldwin (So., Charlotte, N.C./Covenant Day) Sahana Birchfield Won 6-4, 6-2
Sixth Singles Erin Bennett (Sr., Poland, Ohio/Poland) Kara Orsak Won 6-1, 6-1
First Doubles Andreini/Nations Alcorn/Fansler Won 8-6
Second Doubles McNally/Bennett Cooey/McDowell Won 8-3
Third Doubles Julie Bellissimo (Sr., North Canton, Ohio/Hoover)/
Kristin Taylor (So., Westerville, Ohio/Worthington Christian)
Birchfield/Orsak Won 8-4

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