Women's Tennis Finishes in Tie for Seventh Place at 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship
April 10, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Duquesne women's tennis team finished in a tie for seventh place at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship held at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.
The Dukes finish the 2011 season with an overall record of 9-11.
Duquesne, who was seeded sixth, opened the championship with a 4-0 shutout of 11-seed Saint Joseph's. The Dukes won the doubles point behind the teams of Megan O'Sullivan and Samantha Noble and Ana Mungo and Tara Majdalani. O'Sullivan and Noble won at #1 slot with an 8-4 win over Casey Robinson and Maggie Mullaney. Mungo and Majdalani were 8-0 winners over Jenna Procyk and Devi Jadeja.
In singles, Noble defeated Tara Walsh 6-2, 6-0 in the four spot and Majdalani was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Procyk. Alrissa Tobe's 6-2, 6-0 victory over Kate Dowd clinched the match.
The Dukes would advance on to the quarterfinal round where they would play the #3 seed Saint Louis on Saturday morning. The Billikens, who would eventually advance to the league championship match, were 4-1 winners.
Mungo and Majdalani recorded their second straight shutout at #3 doubles with an 8-0 win over SLU's Mia Elmore/Stephanie Hollis. At #2 doubles, Jenny Nalepa and Kasia Tomalak were 8-2 winners over Judy Li and Madeline Bittner. In the deciding match, O'Sullivan and Noble defeated Hailee Elmore and Casey Miller 8-5.
The Dukes could not take any of the singles points as they would drop into the bottom bracket to take on Massachusetts.
Against the Minutewomen, the first two matches were split in the doubles points. O'Sullivan and Noble defeated Chantal Swiszcz and Yuliana Motyl 8-5 while Candynce Boney and Jocelyn Providence were 8-6 winners over Li and Bittner. In the decisive match Jessica Podlofsky and Kaitlyn Carpenter were 8-4 winners over Mungo and Majdalani.
Noble recorded the only point for the Dukes with a win over Podlofsky who retired in the third set.
Richmond was the eventual champion with a 4-1 win over Saint Louis.