Women’s Tennis Team Has Win Streak Snapped at Six
Madeline Altholtz ’14 earned two victories in the win over the Fords, teaming up with Dominique Hedderich ’15 to take the third doubles match while posting a 6-0, 6-2 victory in the sixth flight singles match up. Alysia Rodgers ’13 and Shannon Lavery ’14 took the top doubles match, winning 9-7. Nora Hajnoczky ’12 and Leigh Oczkowski ’12 earned points in the fourth and fifth flight singles matches, respectively. Oczkowski took her match in dominating fashion, winning 6-0, 6-0, while Hajnoczky won the fourth flight by a score of 6-4, 7-6 (7-1).
The big victory over Haverford gave the team a lot of confidence heading into their highly anticipated match up with undefeated Wilkes. Rodgers and Lavery put on strong performances, winning the top doubles match 8-3, before both earned points in their respective singles matches. Rodgers won the top flight 6-2, 6-7 (5-10), 6-1, while Lavery took the second with a score of 6-0, 6-3. Unfortunately, these would be the only points the Devils would earn, falling 6-3. Since the game against Wilkes was nonconference, the women remain tied for third in the Centennial with a 12-3 record overall and a 5-2 mark in conference play.
The men’s team was buried at home by Washington College on April 5, falling 8-1. The Shoremen, currently second in the Centennial Conference with just one conference loss, gave the Red Devils more than they could handle. Will Golinkin ’13 earned the lone point for the Devils, winning the top singles match 3-6, 7-6, 10-5. David London ’12 was the only other team member who came close to winning his match, as London dropped the sixth flight 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. London and John Brittin ’15 also put forth a valiant effort in the third doubles match, which they narrowly dropped, 8-6. The loss drops the team to sixth in the Centennial Conference with a 6-6 overall record and a 3-3 mark in conference play.
The men will take on York in a nonconference game on Thursday, April 12 before traveling to Swarthmore on Saturday, April 14 for a 4 p.m. start. The women will also travel to Swarthmore on Saturday, April 14. Their match will begin at 1:00 p.m.