(Posted September 24, 2005)

Huntingdon, Pa.? The Juniata College women?s tennis team insured itself the program?s first winning season since 2000 on the strength of a 7-2 victory over Lycoming Saturday afternoon in Huntingdon. The win improved Juniata to 6-3 on the year, while Lycoming fell to 0-7.
Juniata is a perfect 5-0 in non-conference matches in 2005, after going winless in 2004 against non-conference opponents.

Juniata picked up a pair of wins to start the day in doubles action. Ashley Andrews (Altoona/Altoona) and Caroline Weisser (York Suburban/York) picked up the win at first doubles by a 9-8 score while Ye Kyung Kwon (Cumberland Valley/Enola) and Sarah Roby (Red Land/Lewisberry) notched a dominating 8-1 victory at third doubles.

Andrews and Weiser then matched their doubles success with straight set wins at first and second singles respectively. Andrews claimed a 6-1, 6-2 victory and Weisser recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win.

The Eagles then swept fourth, fifth and sixth singles to seal the win. Molly Coursey (Westminster/Hanover) was the winner at fourth singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory. Roby claimed her second win of the match as she notched a 6-2, 6-2 triumph at the fifth position. Megan Carpenter then capped the win with a 6-2, 6-4 decision at sixth singles.

Juniata will be back in action for a critical conference match-up against Susquehanna on Tuesday. With a 1-2 record in Commonwealth action the Eagles are still in contention for a conference postseason berth.


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