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Women's Tennis: Titans Improve to 12-0, Top Pitt-Greensburg 8-1

Friday, October 4, 2013

NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team won, 8-1, over non-conference foe Pitt-Greensburg on Friday. The home Titan match was moved to the North Beaver Tennis Center due to the weather. Westminster remained undefeated with an overall record of 12-0, while Pitt-Greensburg dropped to 3-7.

Titan freshman Mariah Turiano (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) at no. 2 singles and senior Heather Santa (Butler, PA / Butler) at no. 3 singles did not surrender a game, winning 6-0, 6-0, respectively.

Westminster swept the doubles competition led by senior Caitie Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) and Turiano who won 8-1 at no. 1 doubles.

The Titans will next compete at Washington & Jefferson on Saturday in Presidents' Athletic Conference action. The match is slated for 11 a.m.

Singles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Shayla Landman (GRN-W) 6-1, 6-1
2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Ashley Uncapher (GRN-W) 6-0, 6-0
3. Heather Santa (WES) def. Christina Vecchio (GRN-W) 6-0, 6-0
4. Sydney Geary (GRN-W) def. Lauren Fling (WES) 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4)
5. Christijana Vucenovi (WES) def. Tessa Zindren (GRN-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kaitlin Braman (WES) def. Alexis Schimansky (GRN-W) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler/Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Shayla Landman/Ashley Uncapher (GRN-W) 8-1
2. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Christina Vecchio/Sydney Geary (GRN-W) 8-1
3. Sydney Sterner/Maria Pallone (WES) def. Tessa Zindren/Alexis Schimansky (GRN-W) 8-3

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 Forbes.com. 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 www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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