Rock tennis splits weekend, improves to 3-5

Brittany Fagan, Rocket Contributor
February 25, 2014

With a 9-0 win over Grove City College on Saturday and a 1-6 loss to St. Bonaventure University on Sunday, the Slippery Rock women’s tennis team improved their season record to 3-5.
The Rock traveled to Olean, NY to play Division I St. Bonaventure University on Sunday.
The Bonnies improved their season record to 3-6 with the win while the Slippery Rock record dropped to 3-5 after the loss.
“Playing Division I teams is always a learning experience,” senior Lauren Coggins said. “We always go out there expecting to win and I definitely think that we worked towards that at this match.”
The teams played three doubles matches and six singles.
Senior Nikolina Grbac was teamed with senior Sarah Joumond for the first doubles team and Coggins paired up with freshman Stephanie Fortier for the second team.
Sophomore Courtney Gallagher and freshman Kylee Woodman made up the final doubles team.
Grbac and Joumond fell 4-8 against Marisa Brossard and Mara Martinez-Santori. Coggins and Fortier were shut out by Fatya Amiri and Mariam Skhirtladze.
Gallagher and Woodman took a win in the doubles with an 8-4 victory over Emily Rosman and Taylor Cole.
All six girls competed in the singles matches as well but only Gallagher was able to defeat her opponent. She defeated Rosman 8-0.
On Saturday, SRU snapped a two-game losing streak with their 9-0 win over Division III Grove City. The win improved the Rock’s record to 3-4 while Grove City’s record fell to 9-4.
Gallagher and Woodman claimed a victory over Leah White and Lauren Troxel in their doubles match with a score of 8-0. Coggins and Fortier also won their match against Linnea Peters and Julie Becker 8-0. Grbac and Joumond defeated Karolina Lagerquist and Kendra Tetrick 8-2.
“We went out there expecting to dominate and that’s exactly what we did,” Coggins said.
Three of the six singles matches were won with 6-0 scores in both sets, leaving Grove City without a point.
“Overall I’m very pleased with the matches we’ve had this past weekend,” head coach Matt Meredith said. “I’m excited that we weren’t completely blown away by St. Bonaventure. That match was a good tune up for the Division II teams we’ll be playing soon.”
The Green and White are set to play their next match against Division III Allegheny College in Wexford at the Oxford Athletic Club at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

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