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Women's Tennis Drops Regular-Season Finale to Chatham
10/11/2005

PITTSBURGH — The Frostburg State women’s tennis team closed out its regular season with a narrow 5-4 loss to host Chatham in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match Monday afternoon.

The Bobcats fell to 1-15 overall and 1-5 in the AMCC, while the Cougars improved to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

Chatham got on the board first when Beth Wolensky and Sarah Steward posted an 8-1 win over the Bobcat tandem of sophomore Jenn Tolbert (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) and freshman Reidon Dare (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) at No. 1 doubles.

Senior Megan Close (Berkeley Springs, W.Va./Berkeley Springs) and freshman Alex Buchanan (Stockton, Md./Pocomoke) edged Meg Beach-Hacking and Vanessa Close 9-7 at No. 2, and FSU picked up a forfeit win at the third flight.

However, Chatham won four of the six singles matches to claim the victory.

Wolensky outlasted Dare 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 at the No. 1 flight, and Tolbert countered with a hard-fought 6-7, 6-3, 10-8 win over Close at the second spot.

Steward swept sophomore Kimberly Hardy (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne's) 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3, Erin Spangler defeated sophomore Sharis Erwin (Upper Marlboro, Md./Oxon Hill) 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 and Beach-Hacking rallied past Buchanan 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 5.

FSU gained a forfeit win at the No. 6 spot.

The Bobcats return to the courts this Sunday at the AMCC Championships to be held at the Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford, Pa.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu