Saturday, September 9, 2006
By Bob Heller
Philadelphia University handed the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia women's tennis team their second loss of their young season today, defeating the Devils 7-2 in their home opener.
The match was also the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opener for both teams. The Devils fall to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference play.
Amanda Bedway (Jr., Blue Mountain HS/Orwigsburg, PA) continued her solid play, earning a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Katie Stracquintino at #1 singles. Bedway also teamed up with Sarah Leonard (So., West Chester East HS/West Chester, PA) to earn USP's only other point of the match, an 8-4 #1 doubles victory over Maddie Smith and Trish Ubil.
Leonard dropped her #2 singles match to Ubil, 2-6, 1-6 while Christina Sebastiani (So., Paulsboro HS/Sewell, NJ) lost at #3 singles 7-5, 3-6, 0-1(2-10) to Beka Elliot. Lori Pick defeated Tara Torrone (Sr., Red Bank Catholic/Lincroft, NJ) at #4 singles 6-0, 6-1. Pick and Elliot also combined to defeat Torrone and Sebastiani 8-2 at #2 doubles.
In the remaining matches, Christina Kettle defeated Gabrielle Exler (So., Timber Creek HS/Sicklerville, NJ) 6-3, 6-0 at #5 singles and Amanda Brennan defeated Danielle Perfetti (Fr., Cardinal O'Hara HS/Clifton Heights, PA) 6-3, 6-1 at #6 singles. Exler and Perfetti also lost at #3 doubles, falling 4-8 to Stracquintino and Brennan.
The Devils will take to the courts again on Thursday, September 14, 2006 when they meet Neumann College. The match is slated to start at 3:30 p.m.