October 10, 2015

Wolverines edged by Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's tennis team took Westminster the distance but came up just short, falling to the Titans 5-4 in Presidents' Athletic Conference action early Saturday afternoon in New Wilmington.

Grove City (8-6, 5-2 PAC) got out to a strong start, taking two of the three doubles matches from the Titans (8-2, 6-0 PAC). Senior Leah Thomsen (Cary, N.C./Cary Christian) and sophomore Janine Jones (Northfield, Ohio/Nordonia) teamed to earn an 8-2 victory at second doubles while junior Julie Becker (Kingsport, Tenn./Homeschooled) and sophomore Taylor Bradley (Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant) pulled out a narrow 8-6 win at third doubles.

In singles play, Bradley rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win at sixth singles, and the Wolverines would split a pair of three-set matches. Freshman Maggie Manchester (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport) dropped the first set 6-2 before rallying to a 6-4 win in the second and pulling out a 7-5 victory in the third. Becker also rallied from a first-set loss at fifth singles but couldn't complete the comeback, falling 6-2 in the decisive third set.

The Wolverines close out their fall regular season Wednesday when they host Thiel in a 3:30 p.m. conference match.

Grove City at Westminster

Position Grove City Westminster Grove City Result
First Singles Karolina Lagerquist (Sr., Pittsbuirgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) Gabby Eaborn Lost 6-2, 6-4
Second Singles Maggie Manchester (Fr., Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport) Sydney Sterner Won 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Third Singles Janine Jones (So., Northfield, Ohio/Nordonia) Christijana Vucenovic Lost 6-4, 7-5
Fourth Singles Leah Thomsen (Sr., Cary, N.C./Cary Christian) Mariah Turiano Lost 6-0, 6-1
Fifth Singles Julie Becker (Jr., Kingsport, Tenn./Homeschooled) Stephanie Homitz Lost 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Sixth Singles Taylor Bradley (So., Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant) Patricia Pivaronas Won 6-1, 6-1
First Doubles Lagerquist/Manchester Eaborn/Sterner Lost 8-2
Second Doubles Jones/Thomsen Vucenovic/Turiano Won 8-2
Third Doubles Becker/Bradley Pivaronas/Homitz Won 8-6

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