Presidents Sixth At PAC Women's Tennis Championship
ERIE, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College women's tennis team placed sixth among 10 teams at the 2013 Presidents' Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Championship Tournament at the Pennbriar Athletic Club.
Westminster (54) edged Grove City (48) for the team championship, while W&J notched 16 points.
Fourth-seeded Jenna Supp (Holidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg) posted W&J's top finish after earning third place in the No. 3 singles flight.
She opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the No. 3 singles flight against fifth-seeded Markie Gustafson of Waynesburg; however, she was defeated by No. 1 seed Sydney Sterner of Westminster in straight sets (6-0, 6-0). Supp was awarded a victory over second-seeded Kylie Auman of Saint Vincent in the consolation final by injury default.
Sophomore Courtney Brennan (New Kensington, Pa./Valley), the No. 4 seed, won her opening No. 1 singles match, defeating fifth-seeded Thomas More's Maria Pascual 6-2, 6-2. Brennan them took on top-seeded Caitlin Hosler of Westminster and lost by a 6-1, 6-2 count.
Brennan lost to second-seeded Amanda Gans of Saint Vincent by a 6-2, 6-3 count in the third-place match.
Freshman Brianna Morrison (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) also placed fourth in the No. 5 singles flight. As the No. 5 seed, she defeated fourth-seeded Madison DuBrock of Waynesburg (6-4, 6-1) in the quarterfinals before falling to top-seeded Linnea Peters of Grove City. Morrison suffered a close loss (6-4, 0-6, 6-2) to third-seeded Lauren Fling of Westminster Saturday in the third-place match.
Both W&J doubles teams that qualified were eliminated in the opening round.
W&J had three players win their opening singles matches, marking the most Presidents to advance in a bracket since three also won quarterfinal matches in 2007 (Kerri DiGiovanni - No. 3, Alyssa Tousignant - No. 4, Samantha Knapek - No. 5).