WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susquehanna men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Catholic for their final conference match of the regular season. Both squads suffered losses, however, as the women fell 5-4 and the men suffered a 9-0 loss.
The women (9-5, 2-5) were narrowly edged 5-4 after winning three singles matches but just one doubles match. The Crusaders opened play with three-straight singles wins. Julia Lerner (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) led off with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Marjorie Selinger. Jessica Klinger (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey) followed with a 6-4, 6-3 victory and Abby Hess (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville) took down Elaina Sceusa 6-3,k 6-4.
Unfortunately the Cardinals took the final three singles matches. Ellen Pullsinelle (Lyndhurst, N.J./Immaculate Conception) fell in three sets (4-6, 6-1, 4-6) while Kim Rogers (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville) (4-6, 4-6) and Whitney Arcaro (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton Area) (3-6, 0-6) lost in straight sets.
Catholic’s women clinched the win with two doubles victories. Lerner and Klinger sufferd a 9-7 loss before Hess and Rogers captured an 8-5 win in the second flight. Pullsinelle and Arcaro dropped the day’s final doubles match 8-3.
The men’s team (8-7, 2-6) fell 9-0. The Crusaders dropped all but one singles match in straight sets. Grant Uber (Biglerville, Pa./Biglerville) took his sixth-flight contest to three sets before ultimately falling 6-2, 6-7, 7-10.
In doubles action, Michael Hickey (Yarmouth, Maine/Yarmouth) and Mats Haaland (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) fell 8-3 while Jeremy Neville (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley Senior HS) and Alec Green (Media Pa./Strath Haven) (8-2) and Bruce Osborn (Sayre, Pa./Sayre Area) and Uber fell 8-6 in the second and third doubles matches, respectively.