Women's Tennis: Titans Finish Regular Season With First Loss of the Year

Friday, October 12, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - In the regular season finale, the Westminster College women's tennis team lost, 6-3, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Saint Vincent on Friday night. The loss ended the Titans' 31 regular season match winning streak and moved them to 13-1 overall and 8-1 in the PAC for the season. With the win, the Bearcats captured the regular season title and the no. 1 seed in next week's tournament and remained undefeated at 14-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference. 

Westminster senior Alex Bailey (Murrysville, PA / Franklin Regional) lost at no. 1 singles (4-6, 5-7). The loss ended Bailey's impressive 38 singles match winning streak. Classmate Jane Larson (Warren, PA / Warren) came back at no. 3 singles to win (2-6, 6-3, 6-4). Also earning a singles win for the Titans was junior Heather Santa (Butler, PA / Butler) who won at no. 4 (7-5, 6-1).

The Titan duos of Bailey and junior Caitlin Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) won no. 1 doubles, 8-6, and remained unbeaten on the year.

Westminster will be the no. 2 seed at the 2012 PAC Tournament that will be held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. starting next Friday. The Titans will be vying for their first PAC Tournament Championship.

Singles competition:
1. Amanda Gans (SVC) def. Alex Bailey (WES) 6-4, 7-5
2. Shayla Landman (SVC) def. Caitlin Hosler (WES) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
3. Jane Larson (WES) def. Stephanie Rubin (SVC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
4. Heather Santa (WES) def. Jacquelyn Hauser (SVC) 7-5, 6-1
5. Jessica McKetta (SVC) def. Lauren Fling (WES) 6-0, 6-1
6. Kylie Auman (SVC) def. Beth Ekimoff (WES) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Alex Bailey/Caitlin Hosler (WES) def. Amanda Gans/Shayla Landman (SVC) 8-6
2. Stephanie Rubin/Jacquelyn Hauser (SVC) def. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) 8-6
3. Jessica McKetta/Kylie Auman (SVC) def. Jane Larson/Beth Ekimoff (WES) 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 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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