W. Tennis Tops Mules for #2 Seed in CC Tourney
For the Devil women, Dickinson first blanked F&M for an 8-0 victory on April 18. Alysia Rodgers ’12 and Shannon Lavery ’13 kicked off doubles play with an all-too-familiar 8-2 first flight win. The duo also won their respective singles matches in straight sets. Brittany Zoll ’12 held off Dana Sleeper for a three-set thriller, winning 7-6 [7-5], 4-6, and a 10-5 tiebreaker. Nora Hajnoczky ’12 and Madeline Altholtz joined to win the third doubles flight, 8-2. The duo also divided to conquer their singles opponents in straight sets. Hajnoczky won the fourth flight 7-6 [6-3], 6-4, while Altholtz won the sixth flight 6-2, 6-1.
Next, the Devils beat the Mules for their eighth CC win in a 5-4 thriller. Muhlenberg started the day with a 2-1 lead, winning the second and third doubles flights, 8-4 and 8-6, respectively. Rodgers and Lavery won the first flight with a convincing 8-2 tally. Rodgers and Lavery also led off singles competition, taking the momentum with straight-set wins. Hajnoczky won her singles match in the fourth flight, taking the point in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-3. Oczkowski gave the winning point to the Devils, posting straight sets with the same score in the fifth flight.
The women march into the conference tournament with confidence, winning nine of their last ten games. Dickinson will square off against Swarthmore on April 28 at home at 1 p.m. in the tournament’s semifinal matchup.
On April 20 against a #26 ranked Franklin and Marshall squad, the Dickinson men’s tennis team dropped its season finale, 7-2, to finish at 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the Centennial Conference.
David London ’12 led the way for the Devils, scoring both of the team’s points on the day. London won his singles match in the sixth flight with a three-set effort, 6-7 [5-7], 6-2, and 11-9. In doubles competition, Jon Brittin joined London to win 8-2. Yet, no other Devils managed to compete against the Diplomats, as Dickinson lost its first two flights in doubles matches and top five flights in straight-set singles.