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Mendoza Wins Fifth Flight at AMCC Championships

ALTOONA, PA — Frostburg State senior Aimee Mendoza captured the fifth singles title at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Women's Tennis Championships at Penn State Altoona on Saturday.

Mendoza, who was 4-9 in the regular season, including a 2-0 record at the fifth singles position, bested Chatham’s Jamie Baker 6-0, 6-0 before eliminating Penn State Behrend’s Amy Frizzel 6-1, 6-4 for the title.

At the sixth spot, junior Susan Adkins (Archbishop Spaulding/Severn, Md.) turned in a solid performance, besting Penn State Behrend’s Jenny Zhang 6-3,6-1 in the first round before falling to Chatham’s Keina Umeki 6-0, 6-2 in the finals.

In other tournament action, junior Kirsten Getz (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) lost in the first round of the No. 1 flight to Chatham’s Sarah Miller by a close, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 decision.

At the No. 2 spot, senior Christina Bleivik (Bartlett/Anchorage, Alaska) lost a hard-fought battle in the first round to Penn State Altoona’s Nicole Maietta, 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, Bleivik's fifth three-set match of the season.

Junior Kierstin Elia (Patuxent/Lusby, Md.) was bested by Chatham’s Sarah Rosso, 6-0, 6-1, in the third flight draw, while freshman Meghan Hess (Centennial/Ellicott City, Md.) dropped her match in the first round of the fourth flight draw to Penn State Behrend’s Jenna Yankowski, 6-1,6-4.

In doubles play, Getz and Bleivik picked up their 11th win of the season by beating Chatham’s Miller and Rossi 8-4 in the first round of the top flight before falling to Penn State Altoona’s Schwartz and Maietta in the finals, 8-6.

Adkins and Mendoza earned their sixth doubles win on the season when they blanked Penn State Altoona’s Skatell and Baumbaugh 8-0 in the first round of the third flight but fell to Chatham’s Baker and Umeki in the finals by a narrow 9-8 margin.

Elia and Hess were bested in the first round of the second flight by Chatham’s Wolensky and Steward, 8-2.

The Bobcats conclude their season with a 7-10 overall record and a 3-3 record in the AMCC.

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