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Women's Tennis: Titans Top Thiel, 8-1

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team stayed undefeated on the season with an 8-1 win at Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Thiel on Tuesday. The Titans improved to 2-0 on the year, while the Tomcats dropped to 0-2.

Titan senior PAC Player of the Week Caitie Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) won no. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-2. Hosler also teamed up with freshman Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) and won no. 1 doubles, 8-1.

Freshman Mariah Turiano (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) earned the lone shutout for Westminster with a 6-0, 6-0 win at no. 2 singles. Junior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton) battled hard at no. 4 singles to win 7-5, 6-1.

Westminster is back on the courts on Saturday when they travel to Geneva for an 11 a.m. match-up. The match will be played at Brady's Run Courts in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Singles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Shay Kashey (THI) 6-2, 6-2
2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Lauren Mittner (THI) 6-0, 6-0
3. Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Sara Matczak (THI) 6-2, 6-0
4. Lauren Fling (WES) def. Emily Carlton (THI) 7-5, 6-1
5. Christijana Vucenovi (WES) def. Hanna Tegel (THI) 6-1, 6-1
6. Kaitlin Braman (WES) def. Lauren Wolfe (THI) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler/Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Shay Kashey/Lauren Mittner (THI) 8-1
2. Mariah Turiano/Maria Pallone (WES) def. Emily Carlton/Hanna Tegel (THI) 8-3
3. Sara Matczak/Lauren Wolfe (THI) def. Lauren Fling/Alicia Warne (WES) 8-4

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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