February 7, 2010

Women's Tennis Falls to Army and Binghamton

Feb. 7, 2010

Results

WEST POINT, N.Y. (February 7, 2010) - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team dropped a pair of dual matches on Saturday, losing a hard fought 4-3 battle with the Army Black Knights and losing 7-0 to Binghamton. The Pioneers are now 3-4 in match play this season.

The Pioneers took two of the three doubles matches against Army to win the doubles point. The team of senior Julianne Kasinow (Wall, NJ) and junior Darcy Demers (Norton, MA) beat Michael Tollerton and Robie Verano 8-6 at #1 doubles. Junior Elizabeth Harrington (Westerly, RI) and sophomore Kristina Chao (Needham, MA) clinched the point by beating the team of Larraine Saavedra and Audrey Hansen, 9-7.

In singles action, Harrington and Kasinow each posted victories. Harrington beat Patricia Vollmer at #4 singles 6-3, 6-1 after falling in the first set 7-5. At #6 singles, Kasinow beat Maria Casaletto, 6-4 and 6-2.

Demers posted a first set 6-1 win over Jurelle Mendoza at #3 singles before falling 6-4 and 6-4.

Against the Bearcats, sophomore Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) lost a hard fought singles match at #3 singles, 6-4, 4-6, (10-4).

The Pioneers are back in action on February 20th against Holy Cross at Yale University.

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Army 4, SHU 3
Doubles:
1. Darcy Demers/Julianne Kasinow (SH) def. Michael Tollerton/Robie Verano, 8-6
2. Annie Hang/Erin Colton (A) def. Rebecca McMullin/Kate Donnelly, 8-6
3. Elizabeth Harrington/Kristina Chao (SH) def. Larraine Saavedra/Audrey Hansen, 9-7

Singles: 1. Annie Houghton (A) def. McMullin, 6-0, 6-0 2. Hang (A) def. Donnelly, 6-4, 6-2 3. Jurelle Mendoza (A) def. Demers, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 4. Harrington (SH) def. Patricia Vollmer, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 5. Audrey Hansen (A) def. Chao, 6-3, 6-3 6. Julianne Kasinow (SH) def. Maria Casaletto, 6-4, 6-2

Binghamton 7, SHU 0 Doubles: 1- Lauren Bates/Jill Santos (B) def. Kasinow/Demers 8-4 2- Anna Edelman/Marne Bykorskaye (B) d. Chao/Harrington 8-3 3- Yulia Sminora/Erim Liebowicz d. Donnelly/McMullin 8-1

Singles: 1- Bates d. McMullin 6-1, 6-0 2- Santos d. Demers 6-1, 6-0 3- Sminora d. Donnelly 6-4, 4-6 (10-4) 4- Bykorskaye d. Chao 6-4, 6-4 5- Basek Gore d. Kasinow 6-4, 6-3 6- Danyelle Shapiro d. Harrington 6-3, 6-1