WEST POINT, NY (February 4, 2011) - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team opened the spring portion of their schedule on Friday afternoon taking on the Army Black Knights in dual match play. The Black Knights dealt the Pioneers their first dual match loss of the season with a 5-2 win. SHU is now 3-1 on the year.
The Pioneers two points came in singles play where freshman Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) and senior Darcy Demers (Norton, MA) picked up their first victories of the spring. Kalden picked up where she left off in the fall when she posted a 10-3 singles record. The freshman beat Army's Della Taylor, 6-1, 6-2 at #2 singles.
Demers won her #3 singles match beating Annie Hang 10-7 in the third set. Demers won the first set 7-5 but dropped the second 6-4 before rebounding for the win in the tie-breaker.
The team of Demers and Kalden lost a hard fought doubles match in the #1 slot, falling to Anne Houghton and Jessica Ahn 8-7 (4).
SHU is scheduled to play Binghamton at Army tomorrow evening at 7 pm.