Tennis picks up two match wins over the weekend


Last weekend, The Slippery Rock tennis team took place in two dual matches against Kutztown and Shepherd.

In their first non-conference dual match of the year, The Rock shutout Kutztown University 7-0. The team’s win improved their record to 1-0 for the 2019-2020 season. Kutztown dropped to 0-3 with the loss.

Since Kutztown was not able to produce a full lineup, Slippery Rock began with a 1-0 advantage from the last singles match.

The Rock was able to go up on Kutztown 2-0 after a doubles victory from Lacey Cohen and Amy Varckette over Catherine Maher and Elyssa Tomczyk, 6-0. Another victory was secured by Viola Lugmayr and Lois Page, who bested Alicia Pursell and Amanda Grebosky.

The singles side of the match began with Lindsey Fadden besting Kalena Grey, 6-0, 6-0, followed by another match win by Pia Bruckmayer over Amanda Grebosky, 6-0, 6-0. This win secured the match victory for The Rock.

In other singles action, Varckette defeated Tomczyk, 6-0, 6-0, and Lindsey Fadden bested Maher, 6-0, 6-1. The shutout was capped off by Cohen claiming her second victory of the day by defeating Pursell 6-1, 6-2.

On Sunday the team traveled to West Virginia to compete against Shepherd University. The Rock achieved their second 7-0 shutout of the weekend over the Rams. With the victory, The Rock improves to 2-0 while Shepherd falls to 1-3 on the season.

The Rock secured three victories in doubles action against the Rams. Cohen and Varckette achieved their second doubles victory of the season by besting Valentina Preciado-Bello and Anna Ours, 6-0. Page and Lugmayr continued their hot streak in doubles competition with a 6-3 win over Isabella Mascari and Ally Frushour. Another doubles, 6-3, victory was claimed by Lindsey Fadden and Lauren Fadden, who beat Keana McManus and Morgan Burner.

The team continued to find success in singles competition achieving a perfect 6-0 record. Bruckmayer bested Claire Dean, 6-0, 6-0, in the third flight. Lauren Fadden secured another victory for The Rock by defeating Frushour, 6-0, 6-0. In another 6-0, 6-0 dominant victory, Page bested Prediado-Bello.

Slippery Rock wrapped up the dual match with 3 more singles match victories. Cohen beat Macari, 6-1, 6-1. Varckette bested Burner, 6-1, 6-0, and Lindsey Fadden finished The Rock’s day with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Chloe Hudson.

As the fall season begins to wind down, the team stands with a perfect record and a multitude of strong singles and doubles performances.

Lugmayr and Page will head to Rome, Georgia to take place in the ITA Cup Oct. 17-20 while the rest of The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team will continue to prepare and improve for the spring season that lies ahead.


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