St. Marys Competes in Goucher Open
Towson, Md. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's tennis team was led by senior Kate David (Ellicott City, Md./Glenelg) at the Goucher College Open this weekend, October 3-4, as David finished fourth in Flight 4 of singles competition.
David opened up competition in the No. 4 singles flight with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stevenson's Rachel Mullet before dropping a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Penn State Behrend's Karen Hobaugh. David lost 6-1, 6-1 to Gwynedd-Mercy College's Chelsea Donde for her fourth-place finish.
Sophomore Katie Lackler (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) notched a 1-2 mark in her flight as Lackler opened up with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Moravian College's Jami Fein. Lackler notched a win in her second match as Gwynedd-Mercy College's Davida Phillips forfeited the match. In her final match, Lackler dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Frostburg State University's Elly Dannenfelser to finish seventh.
Freshman Chelsea Bradcovich (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) suffered her first setback of her rookie campaign, falling 6-1, 6-1 to Frostburg State's Megan Martin. Bradcovich then lost 6-2, 6-0 to Richard Stockton College's Kelli Williams before picking up a 6-4, 6-0 win over Stevenson University's Julie Strong for seventh place.
Sophomore Alli Crawford (Frederick, Md./Urbana) went 1-2 in her flight as Crawford lost 6-1, 6-0 to Richard Stockton's Stephanie Krupa and lost a heartbreaking 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-8) to Goucher's Addie Maxwell. Crawford ended the Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Stevenson's Sam Baugher for seventh place.
The tandem of freshmen Beth Handy (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) and Marie Rau (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) took seventh in doubles action with a 1-2 record. The Seahawks fell 6-4, 6-3 to the mix-match duo of Moravian's Elizabeth Endy and Goucher's Marina Sterngold then dropped a 6-3, 7-5 decision to Frostburg State's duo of Caroline Shedd and Vicky Stafford. Handy/Rau rebounded with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Stevenson's Michelle Huber and Izzy Kaiser.
Sophomores Aviva Brown (Pasadena, Md./Old Mill) and Jackie Brady (Thurmont, Md./Catoctin) placed seventh as well in doubles play with a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Gwynedd-Mercy's Chelsea Jones and Sarah Tefft and a 7-5, 6-1 setback at the hands of Penn State Behrend's Elissa Swartz and Megan Flinchbaugh. Brown/Brady ended with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Goucher's Ilana Gross and Vickey Casey.
The Seahawks will return to action on Friday, October 9, traveling to Winchester, Va. to take on Shenandoah University at 3:30 pm.