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Women's Tennis Places Second at Shenandoah Invitational

WINCHESTER, VA - Frostburg State split a pair of matches this weekend at the Shenandoah Invitational to finish in second place. The Bobcats dropped a 9-0 contest to Waynesburg and then bested Shenandoah 6-3.

Against Waynesburg (6-3), the number one doubles pairing of senior Kirsten Getz (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) and senior Christina Bleivik (Bartlett/Anchorage, Alaska) were handed their second loss of the season when they were bested by Andrea Custer and Rebecca Greene, 8-1.

At second doubles, senior Aimee Mendoza (Great Mills/Lexington Park, Md.) and junior Kierstin Elia (Patuxent/Lusby, Md.) were defeated by Mindy Hall and Corey Cooper, 8-0, while junior Susan Adkins (Archbishop Spaulding/Severn, Md.) and sophomore Sandy Nagabhushan (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) lost their third doubles duel with Sarah Dingley and Jamie Pawlikosky, 8-2.

Getz dropped her first singles match to Mindy Hall, 8-2, while Bleivik was ousted at second singles by Beth Conlon, 8-2. At third singles, Mendoza was defeated by Jenn Knight, 8-5, while Adkins dropped her match at fourth singles, 8-3.

At the fifth spot, Nagabhushan was defeated by Erica Rush, 8-4 and senior Dawn Zimmerman (Frederick/Linganore, Md.) was bested at the sixth spot by Sarah DiPanna, 8-4.

In its second match against Shenandoah (0-2), FSU had a much easier time, winning two doubles matches and three singles matches through forfeits by the Hornets.

The number one pairing of Mendoza and Elia dropped their match to Aimee Ruder and Jessica Padget, 8-6.

Getz lost her match at the first spot to Ann Stephenson, 8-1, while Mendoza dropped her second singles contest to Jessica Padget, 8-5.

Elia picked up the Red and Black's only singles win, besting Aimee Ruden, 8-2, at the fifth slot.

The Bobcats (4-7) return to action Wednesday, September 24 when they face host Bethany (W.Va.) at 4:00 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