May 8, 2009

Grove City nipped in NCAAs, 5-4

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Grove City College women's tennis team dropped a 5-4 decision to Agnes Scott (Ga.) Friday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament at Washington & Lee University. Grove City (14-6) split the six singles matches but Agnes Scott claimed two of the three doubles matches in tiebreakers.

Grove City's doubles win came in the second flight as freshman Stacy Moon (Lima, Ohio/Shawnee) teamed with sophomore Natalie Walten (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard Dale) for an 8-6 win over Danielle Patton and Tara Brinkman.

Moon also earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at third singles while freshman Reena Barnett (El Paso, Texas/Homeschooled) and sophomore Natalie Walten (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard Dale) won at fifth and sixth singles, respectively.

Agnes Scott will face Emory University (Ga.) Saturday in the second round. For Grove City, it is the first trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history.


Position Grove City Agnes Scott Grove City Result
First Singles Tamara Nations (Sr., Kailua, Hawai'i/Homeschooled) Esther Kaplan Lost 6-4, 6-1
Second Singles Megan Bennett (Fr., Poland, Ohio/Poland) Lindsey Burdette Lost 6-4, 6-3
Third Singles Stacy Moon (Fr., Lima, Ohio/Shawnee) Natalie Mayer Won 6-2, 6-0
Fourth Singles Christina Bedi (Fr., Chesapeake, Va./Oscar F. Smith) Shamonique Jones Lost 6-1, 6-3
Fifth Singles Reena Barnett (Fr., El Paso, Texas/Homeschooled) Danielle Patton Won 6-2, 6-0
Sixth Singles Natalie Walten (So., Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard Dale) Andrew Chaffin Won 6-0, 6-3
First Doubles Bennett/Nations Mayer/Kaplan Lost 9-8 (7-4)
Second Doubles Moon/Walten Patton/Tara Brinkman Won 8-6
Third Doubles Barnett/Emily Buurma (Fr., Medford, N.J./Shawnee) Jones/Burdette Lost 9-8

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