Dukes Tops Fordham 4-2 for 7th Place

April 19, 2003

College Park, Maryland - With Duquesne up 3-2, sophomore Sarah Shanahan (Columbus, OH / Bishop Watterson) topped Fordham's Danielle Spigner (1-6, 6-4, 6-3) to clinch seventh place at the 2003 Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Championship Saturday at The Tennis Center at College Park in College Park, Maryland.

Junior Katie Riedinger (Plum Borough, Pa. / Plum), redshirt freshman Diana Stein (Powell, Ohio / Village Academy / SMU) and senior Leia Zingone (Lindenhurst, N.Y. / St. Anthony's) earlier straight-set singles victories gave the Dukes the one point edge as Shanahan completed her competition.

The Red and Blue had lost to fifth-seeded host George Washington 4-1 Friday evening with senior Marina Zelenovic (Belgrade, Yugoslavia / 11th H.S. of Belgrade / Missouri) picking up the lone singles win (3-6, 6-4, 6-2) over the Colonials Lindy First.

Since the outcome had been decided in both matches, doubles sets were not played in either competition.

The Temple Owls, who had topped the Red and Blue in the quarterfinals, are the league champions as they topped Massachusetts 4-1 in the title match. Saturday's win evened seventh-seeded Duquesne's match record at the rain-delayed event to 2-2; DU faced higher ranked opponents in all four rounds.

Championships Results

1st Place:  Temple
2nd Place:  Massachusetts
3rd Place:  Richmond
4th Place:  Xavier
5th Place:  George Washington
6th Place:  Dayton
7th Place:  Duquesne
8th Place:  Fordham
9th Place:  St. Bonaventure
10th Place: Rhode Island
11th Place: Saint Joseph's
12th Place: La Salle

Duquesne Matches

Opening Round: Duquesne #7          St. Bonaventure #10  4-0
Quarterfinals: Temple #2            Duquesne             4-1
Consolation:   George Washington #5 Duquesne             4-1
7th Place:     Duquesne             Fordham #6           4-2

Saturday, April 19, 2003
Match 18

No. 7 Duquesne 	               4
No. 6 Fordham		       2


1. Xer-Li Woo (FOR) def. Alina Klinova (DUQ)            6-1, 6-3
2. Katie Riedinger (DUQ) def. Christina Papa (FOR)      6-3, 6-4
3. Morgan Brinley (FOR) def. Marina Zelenovic (DUQ)     6-3, 6-2
4. Diana Stein (DUQ) def. Alexandra Cazangiu (FOR)      6-4, 6-0
5. Leia Zingone (DUQ) def. Christine Leavenworth (FOR)  6-3, 6-1
6. Sarah Shanahan (DUQ) def. Danielle Spigner (FOR)     1-6, 6-4, 6-3

Did Not Play

Friday, April 18, 2004
Match 14

No. 5 George Washington		4
No. 7 Duquesne			1


1. Tracy Wei (GW) def. Alina Klinova (DUQ)         6-4, 6-2
2. Nazli Gencsoy (GW) def. Katie Riedinger (DUQ)   6-3, 6-3
3. Marina Zelenovic (DUQ) def. Lindy First (GW)    3-6, 6-4, 6-2
4. Natasha Bode (GW) vs. Diana Stein (DUQ)         6-2, 2-0 (DNF)
5. Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Leia Zingone (DUQ)        6-3, 6-2
6. Samantha Fisher (GW) def. Sarah Shanahan (DUQ)  6-3, 6-2

Did Not Play




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