Women's Tennis: Titans Win, 8-1, Against Heidelberg in Final Day of Spring Trip

Friday, March 14, 2014

HILTON HEAD, S.C. - The Westminster College women's tennis team won, 8-1, against Heidelberg in its final day of its Spring Trip on Thursday. The Titans improved to 18-1 overall, while the Student Princes dropped to 2-4.

Westminster swept the doubles competition paced by senior Caitlin Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) and freshman Mariah Turiano (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) who won, 8-1, at no. 1. Westminster freshman Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) battled hard at no. 3 singles for a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory.

Westminster, the 2013 PAC Champion, earned the PAC's automatic qualifying bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships, which will take place in Claremont, California on May 19-24.

Singles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Sofey Fugate (HEIDW) 6-0, 6-2
2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Katie Strahan (HEIDW) 6-3, 6-2
3. Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Deidre Potter (HEIDW) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
4. Heather Santa (WES) def. Nicole Millar (HEIDW) 6-3, 6-1
5. Sara Potts (HEIDW) def. Lauren Fling (WES) 6-3, 6-2
6. Christijana Vucenovi (WES) def. Melissa Lovati (HEIDW) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler/Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Sofey Fugate/Deidre Potter (HEIDW) 8-1
2. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Sara Potts/Rachael Brushaber (HEIDW) 8-4
3. Sydney Sterner/Maria Pallone (WES) def. Nicole Millar/Melissa Lovati (HEIDW) 8-5

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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