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Men's and women's tennis teams victorious over Penn State-Harrisburg

(Posted September 21, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College men's and women's tennis teams both improved to 2-1 on the season with victories over Penn State-Harrisburg, Sunday afternoon in Harrisburg, Pa.

The men won by a 6-3 score over the Lions, while the women's team ran the table against PSU-Harrisburg on their way to a 9-0 victory.

Six different men's players contributed to Juniata's score, with Jarrad Silver (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Arnab Chakrabarti (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta) leading off with an 8-2 win at #1 doubles. Silver also posted a 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Harrisburg's Shawn Newlin at #2 singles.

Jonathan Skoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) was the only other two match winner in the Juniata lineup, as he teamed with Aaron Rhodes (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) for a 9-7 victory over the Lions' Keith Lynn and Daiki Tanaka at #2 doubles, then went on to defeat Lynn at #1 singles, 6-1, 6-1.

Ryan Navarro (Altoona, Pa./Bishop Guilfoyle) logged a 6-3, 6-1 win at #3 singles, while Ross Imbrie (Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Valley) recorded a 6-1, 6-1 decision at #6 singles.

In women's action, Amanda Fontana (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) opened play with an 8-6 win at #1 doubles, playing alongside Eagle freshman Katie Healy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon), then downed PSU-Harrisburg's Lauren Hall at #1 singles, 6-1, 6-3.

Juniata eventually won all six singles matches in straight sets, including a 6-1, 6-1 win by Healy at #2 singles over the Lions' Ashley Roach that was the most lopsided score of the day.

Maggie Wolenter (Audubon, N.J./Audubon) was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at #3 singles, and teamed with Caroline Weisser (York, Pa./York Suburban) for an 8-3 win at #2 doubles. Weisser posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory at #4 singles over Harrisburg's Alexa Watach.

Sarah Lieberman (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) notched a win at #5 singles, while Lauren Perow (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) earned a win at #6 singles. Perow and Lieberman were paired up at #3 doubles, where they posted an 8-4 win over Sammi Hall and Caitlin Royer.

Both Juniata tennis teams return to action next Sunday, Sept. 28, when they travel to Annville, Pa., to face Lebenon Valley College.

MEN'S TENNIS
Juniata 6, Penn State Harrisburg 3


Doubles
#1 - Jarrad Silver/Arnab Chakrabarti (JC) def. Phil Tarkington/Shawn Newlin, 8-2
#2 - Jonathan Skoner/Aaron Rhodes (JC) def. Keith Lynn/Daiki Tanaka, 9-7
#3 - Mikhail Joseph/Thomas Brown (PSUH) def. Tucker Good/Andrew Hoffman, 8-6

Singles
#1 - Skoner (JC) def. Lynn, 6-1, 6-1
#2 - Silver (JC) def. Newlin, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
#3 - Ryan Navarro (JC) def. Tanaka, 6-3, 6-1
#4 - Austin High (PSUH) def. Chakrabarti, 6-4, 6-4
#5 - Tarkington (PSUH) def. Rhodes, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
#6 - Ross Imbrie (JC) def. Joseph, 6-1, 6-1



WOMEN'S TENNIS
Juniata 9, Penn State Harrisburg 0


Doubles
#1 - Amanda Fontana/Katie Healy (JC) def. Jess Kamp/Maya Davis, 8-6
#2 - Caroline Weisser/Maggie Wolenter (JC) def. Lauren Hall/Alexa Watach, 8-3
#3 - Sarah Lieberman/Lauren Perow (JC) def. Sammi Hall/Caitlin Royer, 8-4

Singles
#1 - Fontana (JC) def. L.Hall, 6-1, 6-3
#2 - Healy (JC) def. Ashley Roach, 6-1, 6-1
#3 - Wolenter (JC) def. Kamp, 6-2, 6-0
#4 - Weisser (JC) def. Watach, 6-2, 6-2
#5 - Lieberman (JC) def. Davis, 6-3, 6-2
#6 - Perow (JC) def. Jessica Karl, 6-2, 6-4

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