Women's Tennis: Titans Finish Regular Season Undefeated for Second Time in School History, Set for PAC Championships

Monday, October 14, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - For the second time ever in school history, the Westminster College women's tennis team went undefeated in the regular season after defeating Edinboro, 6-3, on Monday. The Titans improved to 15-0 overall, while the Scots dropped to 4-3.

This marked the second time in the last three years that Westminster has gone undefeated; the 2011 team went 18-0 in its regular season.

Titan freshman Mariah Turiano (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) won a hard-fought match at no. 2 singles, winning 7-5, 6-4. Classmate Christijana Vucenovic (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) came back from being down 6-0 in the first set and won the match after winning set two, 6-4, and set three, 10-8.

Westminster swept the doubles competition, which was led by the duo of senior Caitie Hosler (Lititz, PA / Manheim Central) and Turiano who won no. 1 doubles, 8-5.

The Titans, the defending PAC co-champions, will be the no. 1 seed at this year's PAC Championships which takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa.

Singles competition:
1. Oranza Carrillo (EDIN-W) def. Caitlin Hosler (WES) 6-0, 6-1
2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Raquel Holiday (EDIN-W) 7-5, 6-4
3. RyAnne' Baldwin (EDIN-W) def. Sydney Sterner (WES) 3-6, 6-3, 12-10
4. Heather Santa (WES) def. Nevena Kulina (EDIN-W) 6-1, 6-0
5. Megan Cowling (EDIN-W) def. Lauren Fling (WES) 6-4, 6-0
6. Christijana Vucenovic (WES) def. Lydia Browne (EDIN-W) 0-6, 6-4, 10-8

Doubles competition:
1. Caitlin Hosler/Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Oranza Carrillo/Raquel Holiday (EDIN-W) 8-5
2. Heather Santa/Lauren Fling (WES) def. RyAnne' Baldwin/Nevena Kulina (EDIN-W) 8-5
3. Sydney Sterner/Maria Pallone (WES) def. Megan Cowling/Lydia Browne (EDIN-W) 8-2

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.

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