Carnegie Mellon 5, Grove City 4

September 3, 1998--Grove City freshman Alyssa Bradford (Akron, OH/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) won her first collegiate match at first singles, defeating Carnegie Mellon's nationally-ranked Keri Mills, 7-5, 6-0, but the Lady Wolverines came away on the short end of a 5-4 decision in their season opener in Pittsburgh.

Other Lady Wolverines winners included junior Victoria Hull (Somis, CA/La Reina) at third singles (6-3, 6-0), sophomore Lisa Evans (Butler, PA/Butler) at sixth singles (2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)), and the second-doubles team of sophomore Wendy Carlson (Hanover, PASouthwestern) and junior Kristen Bedillion (Hickory, PA/Fort Cherry) (8-2). 

Carlson fell at second singles (1-6, 6-2, 4-6), Bedillion lost at fourth singles (0-6, 3-6), and Bailey dropped fifth singles (6-4, 5-7, 3-6).  In doubles, Bradford and Hull were edged by CMU's nationally-ranked first-doubles team (6-8), while Bailey and junior Kara Jo Hoisington (Dimondale, MI/Waverly) lost at third doubles (2-8).

Grove City hosts IUP and Mercyhurst Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

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