Thursday, May 8, 2014CHICAGO, Ill. - The Westminster College women's tennis team fell to Carleton College 5-0 in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis Championships Thursday afternoon.
The University of Chicago, ranked 12th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III national poll, is hosting the seven-team regional event at the Stagg Field Tennis Courts.
Carleton (19-2), the 2014 champions of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), entered the regional championship ranked 24th.
The Titans, the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) champions, were making the program's first-ever appearance in the Division III Championships, while Carleton is participating in the team portion of the NCAA Championships for the sixth time in school history.
1. Anne Lombardi (CAR) vs. Caitlin Hosler (WES) 6-3, 0-0, unfinished
2. Claire Spencer (CAR) def. Mariah Turiano (WES) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mikayla Becich (CAR) vs. Sydney Sterner (WES) 6-0, 4-1, unfinished
4. Molly Hemes (CAR) vs. Heather Santa (WES) 6-0, 3-2, unfinished
5. Joyce Yu (CAR) vs. Lauren Fling (WES) 6-0, 5-0, unfinished
6. Katherine Greenberg (CAR) def. C. Vucenovic (WES) 6-0, 6-0
1. Joyce Yu/Anne Lombardi (CAR) def. Caitlin Hosler/Mariah Turiano (WES) 8-1
2. Mikayla Becich/Grace Davis (CAR) def. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) 8-0
3. Katherine Greenberg/Molly Hemes (CAR) def. Sydney Sterner/Maria Pallone (WES) 8-2
***The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contributed to this release.
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.