Women's Tennis: Westminster Tops Penn-State Behrend, 8-1

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team topped visiting Penn-State Behrend on Tuesday with a 8-1 victory. The Titans stayed undefeated at 4-0, while the Lions dropped to 3-3. 

Westminster senior Beth Ekimoff (Webster, NY / Webster Schroeder) came back and won no. 6 singles after being down 5-7 after the first set. Ekimoff won set two, 6-2, then 10-8 in the tie-breaker.

The Titans will travel to Waynesburg this Saturday at 11 a.m.

Singles competition:
1. Alex Bailey (WES) def. Monica Gokhberg (BEHW) 4-3
2. Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Colleen Miller (BEHW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Patra Sangpoompang (BEHW) def. Jane Larson (WES) 6-1, 6-3
4. Heather Santa (WES) def. Malinda Miller (BEHW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lauren Fling (WES) def. Catharine Haglund (BEHW) 6-2, 6-4
6. Beth Ekimoff (WES) def. Casey Smith (BEHW) 5-7, 6-2, 10-8

Doubles competition:
1. Alex Bailey/Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Monica Gokhberg/Colleen Miller (BEHW) 8-0
2. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Patra Sangpoompang/Malinda Miller (BEHW) 8-3
3. Jane Larson/Beth Ekimoff (WES) def. Catharine Haglund/Casey Smith (BEHW) 8-1

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 377 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.

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