Seahawks Exact Revenge, Advance to CAC Semifinals
York, Pa. – A week after York (Pa.) College nipped St. Mary's College of Maryland, 5-4, to clinch the third seed in the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament; sixth-seeded St. Mary's returned the favor by upending the Spartans, 5-4, in first-round action Sunday afternoon. With the win, St. Mary's (10-9) now advances to Monday's semifinal match at No. 2 seed Salisbury University at 3:00 pm while York's (7-9) season comes to a close.
There was a reversal of fortune this afternoon for first-year Chelsea Bradcovich (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) as last week, Bradcovich was on the receiving end of a 6-0, 6-3 loss to junior Stephanie Nelson (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) at No. 5 singles which lifted the Spartans to the 5-4 win.
However, this time around, Bradcovich posted a 7-6 (3-0), 6-4 triumph over first-year Samantha Hunt (Albany, N.Y./Albany) at the No. 5 flight.
Sophomore Katie Lackler (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) and first-year Beth Handy (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) secured the Seahawks' only doubles win with a close 8-6 victory over sophomore Samantha Brenner (Mount Airy, Md./South Carroll) and first-year Megan McCullin (New Windsor, Md./Westminster) at the No. 2 flight.
Tennis Match Results
Apr 18, 2010 at York, Pa. (Spartan Tennis Center)
St. Mary's (Md.) 5, York (Pa.) 4
1. Katelyn Acker (YCP) def. Michelle Compton (SMC) 6-2, 6-3
2. Beth Handy (SMC) def. Samantha Brenner (YCP) 6-3, 7-6 (5-0)
3. Katie Lackler (SMC) def. Megan McCullin (YCP) 6-2, 6-2
4. Stephanie Nelson (YCP) def. Marie Rau (SMC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Chelsea Bradcovich (SMC) def. Samantha Hunt (YCP) 7-6 (3-0), 6-4
6. Kathleen Ramsey (SMC) def. Sarah Walsh (YCP) 6-4, 6-1
1. Katelyn Acker/Stephanie Nelson (YCP) def. Michelle Compton/Chelsea Bradcovich (SMC) 9-7
2. Beth Handy/Katie Lackler (SMC) def. Samantha Brenner/Megan McCullin (YCP) 8-6
3. Samantha Hunt/Sarah Walsh (YCP) def. Marie Rau/Shelby Mullennix (SMC) 8-4
St. Mary's (Md.) 10-9
York (Pa.) 7-9
CAC First Round - #6 seed St. Mary's at #3 seed York
St. Mary's advances to CAC semifinals at #2 seed Salisbury on Monday at 3:00 pm.