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Juniata women's tennis drops Landmark match to Susquehanna, 5-4

(Posted April 9, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- A decisive third set for Susquehanna University at #4 singles, the last match on the court, lifted Susquehanna to a 5-4 win over Juniata College, in Landmark Conference women's tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at the Raffensperger Tennis Courts in Huntingdon, Pa. With the match tied at 4-4, the result hung on the outcome of the #4 singles match between Juniata's Tiereney Miller (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) and Susquehanna's Ali Tonetti. Miller won the first set 6-4, with Tonetti posting the 7-6 (7-3) win in the second set. Tonetti posted a 6-4 win in the third set, allowing the Crusaders to escape Huntingdon with the conference win. Miller and Lauren Perow (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon) posted an 8-5 victory at #2 doubles over the Susquehanna pairing of Tonetti and Katie Zimmerman, while Amanda Fontana (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) and Maggie Wolenter (Audubon, N.J./Audubon) recorded an 8-4 win at #1 doubles. Both Fontana and Wolenter doubled their win totals for the day in singles competition, with Fontana notching a 6-2, 6-3 win at #1 singles over Brittany Reiman, while Wolenter registered a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory at #2 singles over Brittany Guerin. Susquehanna's Zimmerman and Jessi Haas posted wins at #3 and #5 singles respectively, and paired up for an 8-2 win at #3 doubles over Laura Gregory (Morrisonville, N.Y./Seton Catholic Central) and Katie Kline (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville). With the loss, Juniata falls to 4-11 overall, 1-4 in the Landmark Conference, while Susquehanna improves to 5-7 overall, 1-3 Landmark. Juniata returns to the courts on Monday, April 14, when the Eagles travel to Elizabethbeth College for a 3:30 p.m. match against the Blue Jays. WOMEN'S TENNIS Susquehanna 5, Juniata College 4 Apr 09, 2008 at Huntingdon, Pa. (Raffensperger Tennis Courts) Doubles 1. Amanda Fontana/Maggie Wolenter (JUN) def. Brittany Reiman/Brittany Guerin (SUS), 8-4 2. Lauren Perow/Tiereney Miller (JUN) def. Katie Zimmerman/Ali Tonetti (SUS), 8-5 3. Julie Springer/Jessi Haas (SUS) def. Laura Gregory/Katie Kline, 8-2 Singles 1. Amanda Fontana (JUN) def. Brittany Reiman (SUS), 6-2, 6-3 2. Maggie Wolenter (JUN) def. Brittany Guerin (SUS), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 3. Katie Zimmerman (SUS) def. Lauren Perow (JUN), 6-2, 6-0 4. Ali Tonetti (SUS) def. Tiereney Miller (JUN), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 5. Jessi Haas (SUS) def. Laura Gregory (JUN), 6-1, 6-0 6. Julie Springer (SUS) def. Katie Kline (JUN), 6-1, 6-1 -30-

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