Tennis serves Seton Hill a shutout

Published by adviser, Author: Brittany Fagan - Rocket Contributor, Date: April 10, 2014

The Slippery Rock women’s tennis team shut out Seton Hill University on their home courts Tuesday afternoon 9-0.

The Rock improved their overall record to 11-10 while Seton Hill’s record dropped 2-11.

They played two doubles and five singles matches.

The Griffins didn’t play doubles three or singles six, giving Slippery Rock two automatic wins.

Tuesday was Senior Day for SRU, marking the last home match for seniors Nikolina Grbac, Sarah Joumond and Lauren Coggins.

“Watching the seniors play their last match on the home courts was very emotional for the whole team,” freshman Stephanie Fortier said. “The ladies played a great match to close their home season.”

Grbac is completing her first and final season here at the Rock after transferring from Division I University of New Mexico.

She currently holds a 13-2 record in her singles matches, where she is ranked fourth in the region.

Joumond is completing her second season with the team.

Coggins, captain of the team, is currently tied for ninth on the All-Time Wins List at SRU with an overall score of 111-63.

“It’s been a great four years with Lauren,” head coach Matt Meredith said. “She’s been a big help to both the team and myself in the office.”

Last weekend, the Green and White faced West Virginia State University and Charleston University.

The Yellow Jackets took the win on Saturday with a 6-3 score.

On Sunday, Slippery Rock hosted region rivals Charleston University on the outdoor courts and won 6-3.

At the conclusion of the weekend, the Rock had an overall record of 10-10 and an 8-7 mark within the Division II standings.

In both matches, the teams played three doubles and six singles.

The same doubles teams were played for both matches with Grbac and Joumond making up the first team.

Coggins was paired with Kylee Woodman to make up the second team while Courtney Gallagher joined Stephanie Fortier to round off the third doubles team.

The Rock’s number three doubles team recorded wins in both matches.

Slippery Rock played all six athletes in their singles teams against West Virginia State.

Grbac and Coggins both scored wins in their singles matches marking the final two match points for the Rock.

Nicole Sopcak saw her first appearance in a match this Spring when she played as the sixth singles player against Charleston University.

SRU won all three doubles matches Sunday and added wins in the number one, three and four singles matches.

The team faces Chestnut Hill College and Bloomsburg University on Saturday at Bloomsburg University and Bluefield State College on Sunday.

Slippery Rock faced California University of Pa. Thursday April 10.


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