St. Mary’s Blanks Wesley for 2-0 CAC Start

Sarah Weisse
Sarah Weisse

Dover, Del. - The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's tennis team won their second straight match with a 9-0 shutout of Wesley College Saturday afternoon, giving the Seahawks a 2-0 start in Capital Athletic Conference action.

The Seahawks (9-3, 2-0 CAC) were led in the win by senior Sarah Weisse (Sykesville, Md./South Carroll) and freshman Kathleen Ramsey (Dunkirk, Md./Northern) with their strong singles play. 

Weisse has now won eight of her last 10 matches, including five straight, as she notched a 6-3, 6-1 victory over sophomore Rebecca Pennington (Earleville, Md./Bohemia Manor) at No. 1 singles.

Ramsey continued her winning ways as she picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win over sophomore Taylor Blackiston (Chesapeake, Md./Bohemia Manor) at No. 5 singles to remain undefeated on the season at 8-0.

The sophomore tandem of Colleen O'Neil (Jefferson, Md./Brunswick) and Monica Powell (Rockville, Md./Rockville) toughed out an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, while Weisse and junior Michelle Compton (Havre de Grace, Md./Tome) extended their win streak to eight with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles.

The Seahawks return to action tomorrow with a non-conference match in Bridgewater, Virginia against Bridgewater College at 1:00. 

Tennis Match Results
4/04/2009 at Dover, Del. (duPont Tennis Courts)
St. Mary's (Md.) 9, Wesley 0

Singles competition
1. Sarah Weisse (SMC) def. Rebecca Pennington (WES) 6-3, 6-1
2. Michelle Compton (SMC) def. Kori Isken (WES) 6-1, 7-5
3. Monica Powell (SMC) def. Marina Palma (WES) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jerilyn Rogalski (SMC) def. Tara Spillane (WES) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kathleen Ramsey (SMC) def. Taylor Blackiston (WES) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jackie Brady (SMC) def. Julia Wright (WES) 6-1, 6-2 

Doubles competition
1. Sarah Weisse/Michelle Compton (SMC) def. Rebecca Pennington/Marina Palma (WES) 8-3
2. Colleen O'Neil/Monica Powell (SMC) def. Kori Isken/Tara Spillane (WES) 8-6
3. Jerilyn Rogalski/Jackie Brady (SMC) def. Taylor Blackiston/Julia Wright (WES) 8-1 

Match Notes:
St. Mary's (Md.) 9-3, 2-0 CAC
Wesley 0-4, 0-3 CAC