February 15, 2009

Women's Tennis Falls to Slippery Rock

SLIPPERY ROCK-- The Bloomsburg University women's tennis team opened the spring portion of its 2008-09 season with a 6-3 loss to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-rival Slippery Rock at the Oxford North Tennis Club.

The Huskies trailed 2-1 coming out of doubles play with the team of Katie Hasyn (Lansdale/North Penn) and Kristen Bonito (Bridgewater, MA/Cassidy Memorial) picking up the lone win at number two by an 8-5 score. In the singles play, the Huskies got wins from Emily Palko (McMurray/Peters Township) at number three and Bonito at number six. Bloomsburg also dropped a tough three-set match at number four singles when Laura Sullivan (Dingman's Ferry/Delaware Valley) lost 6-3, 4-6, 0-6.

The Huskies are back in action the first week of March in Hilton Head, SC on their annual spring break trip.

Slippery Rock 6, Bloomsburg 3

DOUBLES
No. 1 -- Kayla Blackburn/Laura Handy (SR) def. Allison Carney/Emily Palko, 8-1
No. 2 -- Katie Hasyn/Kristen Bonito (B) def. Samantha Blackburn/Jessica Hilborn, 8-5
No. 3 -- Chelsea Gibson/Lara Rizzi (SR) def. Laura Sullivan/Andrea Maletesta, 8-6
SINGLES
No. 1 -- K. Blackburn (SR) def. Hasyn, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 -- Handy (SR) def. Carney, 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 -- Palko (B) def. Hilborn, 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 -- Gibson (SR) def. Sullivan, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
No. 5 -- Rizzi (SR) def. Maletesta, 7-6 (8), 6-3
No. 6 -- Bonito (B) def. Casey Runyan, 6-2, 6-2