October 2, 2011

Tourney time

Grove, Patron finish sixth in respective flights

TOWSON, Md. – Carissa Grove (Boonsboro, Md./St. Maria Goretti) and Kiersten Patron (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) finished sixth in their respective flights to led McDaniel at the 2011 Goucher Tournament in women's tennis action on Saturday and Sunday.

In Flight I of singles play, Grove opened with a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Penn State-Behrend's Arica Christman before advancing the fifth-place match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over St. Mary's Alexa Gaul in the consolation semifinals.

Grove dropped an 8-4 decision to Meaghan Lee in her final match of the day.

In Flight II, Patron fell 6-0, 6-4 to Stephanie Cattron (Penn State-Behrend) in the first round before downing Stevenson's Lauren Rose 6-2, 6-1 in the consolation semifinals.

In the fifth-place match, St. Mary's Lauren Rost recorded an 8-4 win over Patron.

In Flight III, Lauren Pollard (Federalsburg, Md./Colenel Richardson) finished seventh after an 8-5 win over Stevenson's Michelle Huber in her final match of the weekend.

Prior to that, Pollard dropped a 6-4, 6-0 decision to Goucher's Kelsey Turner and a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Gwynedd-Mercy's Taylor Michener.

Jennifer Collins (Mt. Pleasant, Md./Wasatch Academy) and Cindy Zhou (Silver Spring, Md./Northwood) finished seventh in Flight II of doubles, winning the seventh-place match by default.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Lancaster Bible on Wednesday. Match time is 3 p.m.

Singles – Flight I
Arica Christman (Penn State-Behrend) def. Carissa Grove 6-0, 6-0; Grove def. Alexa Gaul (St. Mary's (Md.)) 7-5, 6-4; Meaghan Lee (Goucher) def. Grove 8-4.

Singles – Flight II
Stephanie Cattron (Penn State-Behrend) def. Kiersten Patron 6-0, 6-4; Patron def. Lauren Rose (Stevenson) 6-2, 6-1; Lauren Rost (St. Mary's (Md.)) def. Patron 8-4.

Singles – Flight III
Kelsey Turner (Goucher) def. Lauren Pollard 6-4, 6-0; Taylor Michener (Gwynedd-Mercy) def. Pollard 6-3, 6-1; Pollard def. Michelle Huber (Stevenson) 8-5.

Singles – Flight IV
Katie Fersh (Stevenson) def. Ashley Manning 6-0, 6-2; Alyssa Zick (Goucher) def. Manning 6-1, 6-0; Gabby Muller (Gwynedd-Mercy) def. Manning 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles – Flight I
Chelsea Jones/Caroline Lockwood (Gwynedd-Mercy) def. Elise O'Meara/Nicole Arnold 6-0, 6-0; Vickey Casey/Hanora Barron (Goucher) def. O'Meara/Arnold 6-1, 6-0; Jackie Brady/Alli Crawford (St. Mary's (Md.)) def. O'Meara/Arnold 8-1.

Doubles – Flight II
Alyssa Flowers/Sarah Sadtler (Moravian) def. Jennifer Collins/Cindy Zhou (McDaniel) 6-1, 6-0; Nichole Young/Erin Williams (Stevenson) def. Collins/Zhou; Collins/Zhou def. Scout Bauer/Tara Varga (Richard Stockton) by default.

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