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Juniata women's tennis upended by Drew, 8-1

(Posted April 10, 2010)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Juniata College sophomore Hilary Walsh (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area) captured the lone Juniata victory as the Eagles were upended 8-1 by Drew University, in Landmark Conference women's tennis on Saturday at the Raffensperger Tennis Courts.

Walsh downed Drew's Laura Ferguson at no. 5 singles, 6-2, 2-6, 11-9.

Senior Maggie Wolenter (Audubon, N.J./Audubon) took her no. 2 singles match into a supertiebreaker, before falling 7-5, 3-6, 10-4. In doubles action, Stacie Beegle (Schellsburg, Pa./Chestnut Ridge) and Lauren Perow (Huntingdon, Pa./Huntingdon Area) came the closest to posting a doubles win, falling 8-6 to Drew's Sarit Ashkenazi and Hayley Downing at no. 2 doubles.

Juniata will return to action on Monday afternoon, April 12, when it hosts Stevenson University at 3:00 p.m. on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Drew 8, Juniata 1

Singles

No. 1, Michelle Gbelama (D) def. Katie Healy (JUN), 6-4, 6-3
No. 2, Sarit Ashkenazi (D) def. Maggie Wolenter (JUN), 7-5, 3-6, 10-4
No. 3, Hayley Downing (D) def. Stacie Beegle (JUN), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4, Chelsea Lipp (D) def. Lauren Perow (JUN), 6-0, 6-1
No. 5, Hilary Walsh (JUN) def. Laura Ferguson (D), 6-3, 2-6, 11-9
No. 6, Sophia Chen (D) def. Rachel Adams (JUN), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles
No. 1, Michelle Gbalama/Chelsea Lipp (D) def. Katie Healy/Maggie Wolenter (JUN), 8-3
No. 2, Sarit Ashkenazi/Hayley Downing (D) def. Stacie Beegle/Lauren Perow (JUN), 8-6
No. 3, Erica Frederickson/Cristine Code (D) def. Hilary Walsh/Rachel Adams (JUN), 8-5

Juniata: 6-7, 0-3 Landmark
Drew: 5-2, 3-0 Landmark

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