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University of Scranton downs Juniata College in women's tennis, 8-1

(Posted April 2, 2008)

SCRANTON, Pa. -- The University of Scranton took five of six singles matches and swept the doubles on its way to an 8-1 victory over Juniata College, in Landmark Conference women's tennis action Wednesday afternoon in Scranton, Pa. Scranton improved to 5-3 overall, 3-0 in the Landmark Conference, with the win, while Juniata fell to 4-8, 1-2 in the Landmark. Tiereney Miller (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) had the lone Eagle victory in the match, with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Scranton's Sarah Costello at #3 singles. Deirdre Wylie posted a 7-5, 6-0 win at #1 singles for the Lady Royals, in the closest matchup of the afternoon. Wylie then teamed with Gretchen Sullivan to register an 8-3 win at #2 doubles over Juniata's Miller and Lauren Perow (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon). Danielle Wylie, Danielle Red, Caroline Curtin, and Chelsea Paskman also recorded singles victories for the Lady Royals. Red and Costello then paired up for a win at #1 doubles, while Danielle Wylie and Kelly Costello notched the win at #3 doubles. Juniata will travel to Erie, Pa., on Thursday, for a match against Penn State-Behrend, while Scranton will face Wilkes University on Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. WOMEN'S TENNIS The University of Scranton 8, Juniata College 1 Singles competition 1. Deirdre Wylie (Scranton) def. Maggie Wolenter (Juniata) 7-5, 6-0 2. Danielle Red (Scranton) def. Lauren Perow (Juniata) 6-2, 6-0 3. Tiereney Miller (Juniata) def. Sarah Costello (Scranton) 6-2, 6-1 4. Danielle Wylie (Scranton) def. Laura Gregory (Juniata) 6-2, 6-2 5. Caroline Curtin (Scranton) def. Katie Kline (Juniata) 6-0, 6-1 6. Chelsea Paskman (Scranton) def. Paula Price (Juniata) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Danielle Red/Sarah Costello (Scranton) def. Amanda Fontana/Maggie Wolenter (Juniata) 8-6 2. Gretchen Sullivan/Deirdre Wylie (Scranton) def. Lauren Perow/Tiereney Miller (Juniata) 8-3 3. Danielle Wylie/Kelly Costello (Scranton) def. Laura Gregory/Katie Kline (Juniata) 8-0 Records Juniata College 4-8, 1-2, Landmark The University of Scranton 5-3, 3-0 Landmark -30-

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