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Tennis Spotlight:
Rams Defeat Devils in Home Opener

Saturday, September 9, 2006

By Bob Heller
USIP Sports Information Director

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.

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