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Women's Tennis Claims Four First Place Finishes at Union Invitational

Holy Cross Athletics   09-09-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s tennis team competed in the two-day Union Invitational Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Crusaders came away with six top three finishes at the event, with four of those being first place.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Freshman Maddie DeNucci won Flight B singles. She opened with a 6-0, 6-3 victory in her first match and followed it up with a 6-2, 2-6, (10-2) victory to advance to the championship. There she defeated RPI’s Tess Lubin, 6-2, 6-1.
  • Also in Flight B, sophomore Katya Martin won her opening match, 3-6, 6-3, (12-10), before falling in her second match. She took third place with an 8-5 win.
  • Senior Morgan McGuire won Flight C singles. She started the tournament with a 6-3, 6-7(6), (10-5) victory and followed it up with a 2-6, 7-5, (11-9) win in the second round. She won the championship in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.
  • Senior Jennifer Kary also competed in Flight C. She won her first match 6-1, 6-0, but dropped her second, 4-6, 7-6(6), (5-10). She would claim third place with an 8-2 victory.
  • In Flight D singles, senior Caroline Kam took home first place without dropping a set all tournament. She won 6-1, 7-5 in the first round, 6-3, 6-1 in the second, and 6-1, 6-3 in the championship.
  • In Flight B doubles, DeNucci and Kary teamed up to take first place. They opened with an 8-0 victory, and followed it up with 8-6 performance in the second round, and an 8-3 win in the championship.
  • Four first place finishes was the most out of any school in attendance. No other school claimed more than one flight championship.

UP NEXT:

The Crusaders will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 16 when they host Assumption.


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