September 29, 2009

BU Tennis Teams Finish Up ITA Regionals

BLOOMSBURG- The Bloomsburg University men's and women's tennis teams finished up the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic Regionals on Monday.

Team
Ricky Dove
Team
Fernando Perez

In doubles play, Fernando Perez (Center Valley/Southern Lehigh) and Ricky Dove (Port Matilda/State College) beat Rafeel Calvacante and Albaro Ochoa from West Virginia Wesleyan (WVW) by a score of 8-3, which moved them to the finals where they faced Jonathan Goulet and Arpit Sharma of Kutztown. The team of Perez and Dove cruised to victory, winning 10-2, which advances them to Alabama for the ITA National Championships.

In men's singles play, Perez, who advanced to the finals where he fell to Marc Rosner of WVW by a score of 7-5, 6-4. Perez got to the finals by playing Dove in the semifinals. Perez came away with that win, 10-5, to make it to the finals.

In women's singles, Katie Hasyn (Lansdale/North Penn) made it to the round of 16, losing by a score of 10-7 to one of the top seeds, Laurie Navarro of California (PA). Emily Palko (McMurray/Peters Township) advanced to the round of 16 where she lost to Chloe Pike of Indiana (PA) by a score of 10-7. Danielle Walsh (Fairfield/St. John Baptist) also made it to the round of 16, dropping to fourth seed Nina Kowalski of California (PA), 10-0.