Thursday, September 29, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - In one of the most monumental upsets in team history, the Westminster College women's tennis team defeated visiting Grove City, 5-4, Thursday evening in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) match. The Titans knocked off the 24-time reigning PAC Champion for their first win over Grove City since Oct. 3, 1994 when Westminster was an NAIA school.
Westminster ties the 2009 team for the longest win streak in team history as it improves to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the PAC, while Grove City drops to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in league matches.
In the last 17 years the closest deficit the Titans faced in losses to Grove City was 7-2 in 2004 while the last five meetings since 2006 were 8-1 scores. Westminster has finished second in the PAC to Grove City in each of the last five seasons during which the Titans have compiled a 32-0 record against other conference opponents in PAC matches.
The Titans travel to Chatham Sunday at 1 p.m.
Westminster 5, Grove City 4
Sept. 29, 2011 at New Wilmington, Pa.
1. Stacy Moon (GRO) def. Caitlin Hosler (WES) 6-4, 6-2
2. Alex Bailey (WES) def. Megan Bennett (GRO) 6-2, 6-1
3. Christina Bedi (GRO) def. Jane Larson (WES) 6-3, 6-1
4. Reena Barnett (GRO) def. Lauren Latinovich (WES) 6-1, 6-1
5. Heather Santa (WES) def. Caroline McGuire (GRO) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Emily Buurma (GRO) def. Dana Griesmer (WES) 6-4, 6-1
1. Alex Bailey/Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Stacy Moon/Megan Bennett (GRO) 9-7
2. Lauren Latinovich/Jane Larson (WES) def. Reena Barnett/Caroline McGuire (GRO) 8-5
3. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Lauren Troxel/Christina Bedi (GRO) 8-2
Grove City 6-2, 5-1 PAC
Westminster 10-0, 7-0 PAC
WESTMINSTER PLAYERS: Alex Bailey, Jr. (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional); Lauren Fling, Fr. (Norton, Ohio/Norton); Dana Griesmer, Sr. (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield); Caitlin Hosler, So. (Lititz, Pa./Manheim Central); Jane Larson, Jr. (Warren, Pa./Warren); Lauren Latinovich, Sr. (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township);Heather Santa, So. (Butler, Pa./Butler);
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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 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 42 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.