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Tennis Spotlight:
Devils Fall to Bloomsburg at NCAA East Regional

Friday, May 5, 2006

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

The Bloomsburg University women’s tennis team advanced to tomorrow’s NCAA East Regional Final by defeating the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, 5-0, at Bloomsburg University on Thursday afternoon.

Bloomsburg jumped out to an early 3-0 advantage after doubles play. Amanda Bedway (So., Blue Mountain HS/Orwigsburg, PA) and Sarah Leonard (Fr., West Chester East HS/West Chester, PA) dropped their #1 doubles match to Iida Hokkanen and Torie Cunningham ,8-1 while Bloomsburg's Lindsey Wyckoff and Emily Murphy defeated Gabrielle Exler (Fr., Timber Creek HS/Sicklerville, NJ) and Christina Sebastiani (Fr., Paulsboro HS/Sewell, NJ) 8-1 at number two doubles. Michelle Inzillo (Jr, Atlantic City HS/Margate, NJ) and Rachel Salahub (Jr., Cedar Crest HS/Allentown, PA) lost to Tracy Nissenbaum and Lauren Colfer 8-2 at number three doubles.

In singles matches, Cunningham won a 6-0, 6-0 match at number two, defeating Leonard and Colfer won a 6-0, 6-1 match at number four over Exler to clinch the victory for the Huskies.

Bloomsburg will play Queens College (NY) on Friday at 9 a.m. for chance to play in the NCAA final sixteen in Kansas City, Missouri on May 9. The Devils end their 05-06 campaign with an 8-7 overall record.

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