Seahawks Fall in CAC Semifinals

Jackie Brady
Jackie Brady

Fredericksburg, Va. - The 10th-ranked University of Mary Washington women's tennis team is one step closer to its sixth consecutive Capital Athletic Conference championship title as the top-seeded Eagles posted their ninth straight victory with a 9-0 shutout of fifth-seeded St. Mary's College of Maryland Tuesday afternoon in CAC semifinal action.

The loss ends St. Mary's campaign with a 12-8 overall record, setting a school single-season record for most wins in a season.

Four Seahawks finished with double-digit wins, including senior Jerilyn Rogalski (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and freshman Kathleen Ramsey (Dunkirk, Md./Northern) who established a school single-season record for most wins in a season as both Rogalski and Ramsey notched 12 wins this season.  Sophomore Monica Powell (Rockville, Md./Rockville) went 11-8 on the year, while senior captain Sarah Weisse (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll) was 10-8 at No. 1 singles. 

Tennis Match Results
4/21/2009 at Fredericksburg, Va. (UMW Outdoor)
#10 Mary Washington 9, St. Mary's (Md.) 0

Singles competition
1. Becky Morse-Karzen (UMW) def. Sarah Weisse (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Katie Schafer (UMW) def. Michelle Compton (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
3. Kate Malpeli (UMW) def. Monica Powell (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Amy Sheetz (UMW) def. Jerilyn Rogalski (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Michelle Meadows (UMW) def. Kathleen Ramsey (SMC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Casey Malcolm (UMW) def. Jackie Brady (SMC) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Becky Morse-Karzen/Kate Malpeli (UMW) def. Michelle Compton/Sarah Weisse (SMC) 8-0
2. Katie Schafer/Courtney Goimarac (UMW) def. Monica Powell/Jerilyn Rogalski (SMC) 8-0
3. Jocelyn Lewis/Amy Sheetz (UMW) def. Kathleen Ramsey/Jackie Brady (SMC) 8-1

Match Notes:
St. Mary's (Md.) 12-8
Mary Washington 16-7; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Singles (5, 2, 3, 1, 4, 6)
2009 CAC Semifinals - #5 seed St. Mary's (Md.) at #1 seed Mary Washington
Five-time defending CAC champion, Mary Washington, advances to Friday's CAC championship game with the winner of #2 seed Salisbury and #3 seed York (Pa.).