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Women's Tennis Opens Conference Play at Penn State Behrend

ERIE, PA - Frostburg State opened its conference play this weekend as the Bobcats traveled to Penn State Behrend and dropped the conference opener 7-2. FSU came into the match against Behrend following the Penn State Behrend Invitational which they finished 0-3.

There were three bright spots for the Bobcats as junior Kirsten Getz (Frostburg, Md./Beall), junior Lisa Killen (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) and sophomore Susan Adkins (Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding) all had great individual performances. Getz and Adkins came away with the two victories; while Killen took her match up to a third set tie-breaker.

For Getz it was her 13th straight conference victory extending her undefeated record to an amazing 13-0 in conference. Last season as a freshman Getz played second singles, but has now moved up to compete in the number one singles spot.

For Adkins and Killen their matches were a much-improved performance from that of the Invitational. Adkins who faced Behrend’s number five singles on Saturday and lost, took on the number three singles and dropped the first set 6-1, but made a comeback winning the last two sets 6-4 and 6-4 to take the match.

Killen dropped her match 8-2 on Saturday against Behrend’s number two singles, but was able to get up a set early on Sunday taking the first set 6-3. The second set was on serve until Killen was broken in the 5th game and she ended up dropping the middle set 6-4. The third and final set remained on serve all the way until the tie-breaker which went to the very end as Killen could not hang on and dropped a close tie-break 7-5 and losing the deciding set 7-6.

Frostburg State’s struggles have really come in the doubles game, which obviously will need some more time for communication to settle in and players then can concentrate on were the shots are going on the court, rather than were their teammate are going.

Frostburg State will look to rebound and even out their conference record as the will next travel to La Roche for another conference match up on September 21, 2002 at 3:00 p.m.

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