Friday, October 19, 2012
ERIE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team is tied with Saint Vincent with 41 points after the first day of the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Tennis Championships. The tournament is being held at Pennbriar Athletic Club.
Westminster will have four players participating in singles finals (2, 3, 4, 6 singles) while all three Titan doubles squads have secured a spot in their respective finals. Competing in singles championships for Westminster are junior Caitlin Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) (no.2), senior Jane Larson (Warren, PA / Warren) (no.3), junior Heather Santa (Butler, PA / Butler) (no.4), and senior Beth Ekimoff (Webster, NY / Webster Schroeder) (no.6).
Saint Vincent heads into Championship Saturday with five players competing for conference titles in the singles flights (1, 2, 4, 5, 6 singles) along with two doubles pairings competing for doubles championships (1st, 3rd doubles).
Saint Vincent and Westminster are followed by defending 2011 conference champion Grove City College in third (27), Geneva College in fourth (19) and Waynesburg University in fifth (17). Washington & Jefferson College and Chatham University are tied for sixth with 10 points, followed by Thomas More College in eighth with seven points while Bethany College and Thiel College are tied at ninth with four points.
Saturday's matches are slated to get underway at 8:30 a.m. beginning with the third-place doubles matches followed by the doubles championship finals.
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.