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Women's Tennis Knocks Off Division II Fairmont State, Places Fourth at Penn State Behrend Invite

ERIE, PA — Frostburg State turned in a solid performance on the courts this weekend, defeating Division II Fairmont State on Friday, placing fourth at the Penn State Behrend Invitational on Saturday and besting PSB for its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference win of the season on Sunday.

At the first stop, against host Fairmont State, the Bobcats won by a narrow 5-4.

At first singles, junioir Kirsten Getz (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) easily defeated Juli Woy 6-1,6-1, while senior Christina Bleivik (Bartlett/Anchorage, Alaska) won a close contest at second singles, defeating Kayla Kurczak, 7-5, 6-3.

At third singles, freshman Kierstin Elia (Patuxent/Lusby, Md.) had a grueling battle with Anna Pawlawski, winning 7-6(4),3-6,6-3.

At fourth singles, senior Aimee Mendoza (Great Mills/Frostburg, Md.) routed Erika Mason 6-4, 6-3.

In the fifth spot, sophomore Sandy Nagabhushan (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) dropped her match to Christina Uhl, 6-1,6-3 and sophomore Michelle Mitchell (Parkdale/Landover, Md.) also came up short losing to Aurita Rajkhowa, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles was a sore spot for the Bobcats as the first doubles team of Getz and Bleivik won the Bobcats' only match, dropping Woy and Kurczak, 8.2. At second doubles, Elia and senior Dawn Zimmerman (Linganore/Frederick, Md.) fell to Mason and Tara Toggert, 8-2.

At the third spot, Mendoza and junior Susan Adkins (Severn, Md./Archbishop Spaulding) dropped their match to Melissa Meadows and Tiffany Smith, 8-4.

At the PSB Invite, the Bobcats went 1-2, as they dropped Fredonia 4-1 in the first match, lost to Indiana (Pa.) 5-0 in the second and lost a close 3-2 decision to Clarion in the third match.

Against Fredonia, Getz, Bleivik and Elia won their pro-set singles matches 8-4, 8-2 and 8-2, respectively, while Zimmerman dropped her dual at the fourth spot, 8-0.

Mendoza and Adkins picked-up FSU's lone doubles point at the number-one spot, 8-5

Against Indiana, the Bobcats were blanked. Mendoza lost her contest at first singles 8-1, Elia dropped her match at the second-spot 8-1, Nagabhushan lost her third-singles dual 8-1 and Mitchell was bested 8-0.

In doubles, the duo of Getz and Bleivik were excused, 8-3.

Against Clarion, Getz and Bleivik won in pro-set fashion. Getz in a close, 8-5 decision and Bleivik in an even closer 9-7 victory. Elia and Nagabhushan were not so fortunate, dropping their matches, 8-2 and 8-1 respectively.

FSU finished strong, besting PSB in its first conference match of the season 5-4.

Getz took-out Amber Weckowski at first singles, 6-3, 6-0, while Bleivik went the distance, winning a tough three-setter against Mindy Calvert at the second slot, 6-2, 3-6,6-4.

At third-singles Elia dropped her match against Christy Leininger, 6-1,6-0 and Mendoza fell to Jenna Yankowski 6-1, 6-0 at the fourth spot.

Nagabhushan turned in the deciding win of the match, besting Amy Frizzel at fifth singles 7-5,3-6,6-3, while Zimmerman dropped her contest at the sixth-spot, 6-3,6-1.

Getz and Bleivik came up with the win at first doubles, defeating Weckowski and Calvert 8-5.

Elia and Zimmerman were blanked at the second-spot by Leininger and Yankowski, 8-0. At third doubles, Adkins and Mendoza disposed of Frizzel and Jenny Zhang, 8-2.

The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 17, against host Chatham at 4:00 pm.

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