February 19, 2011

Pioneers Shut Out Holy Cross 7-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (February 19, 2011) - The Sacred Heart women's tennis team notched a 7-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at Yale University.  The win improves the Pioneers to 4-1 in dual matches.

The Pioneers didn't drop a set, sweeping the doubles point and all six singles matches.  Junior Kate Donnelly (Centerville, MA) led the singles charge with a 6-0, 6-1 win at #1 over Molly Montgomery.  Fellow junior Delaney Downing (Englewood, CO) won her #6 singles match, 6-2, 6-0 over Emma Rudnik.  The duo teamed up for an 8-1 doubles win in the #3 spot over Rudnik and Mary McAuliffe.

Senior Elizabeth Harrington (Westerly, RI) posted a 6-0, 6-0 win in her singles match over Carolyn Chandley.  Harrington and junior Kristina Chao (Needham, MA) teamed to beat Chandley and Maya Welch at #2 doubles, 8-6.  Chao won at #5 singles, 6-1, 6-0 over McAuliffe.

Freshman Gabi Kaldan (New Brunswick, NJ) posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Emily Marr at #3 singles and senior Darcy Demers (Norton, MA) won at #4 singles, 6-1, 6-0 over Welch.  Kaldan and Demers won their #1 doubles match 8-1 over Montgomery and Marr.

The Pioneers are next in action on Saturday, February 26th hosting Bryant at Yale University.

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