Women's Tennis

Tennis Handles Holy Cross On Senior Day

Senior captain Sasha Edelstein, waving to the crowd, was honored today before the match.

Senior captain Sasha Edelstein, waving to the crowd, was honored today before the match.

April 18, 2005

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AMHERST, Mass. - Senior captain Sasha Edelstein (Haifa, Israel) went out on a winning note, winning both of her matches, as the Minutewomen (15-6) rolled to a 6-1 victory over Holy Cross (6-13). Edelstein, the lone senior, only lost one set in two matches in leading the team to the win.

Edelstein took her match at No. 3 singles by scores of 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Michele Spiess (Stuttgart, Germany) continued her winning ways with a sweep of her opponent in the No. 1 slot. Freshman Masha Pozar (Ljublijana, Slovenia) easily got by her opponent at No. 2, winning 6-1, 6-1. Juniors Susan Johnson (Arnold, Md.) and Jana Bartoloni (Quincy, Mass.) also won their singles matches at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

In doubles competition, Spiess and Pozar bested their opponent at No. 1, 8-1. Edelstein and Bartoloni won 8-0 at No. 2, while junior Lesley Fisher (Shrewsbury, Mass.) and freshman Kristin DiPiero (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.) teamed up at No. 3 doubles, winning 8-1.

The Minutewomen, winners of eight-straight matches, take their perfect 4-0 conference record to the Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend. Play begins on Friday, April 22 and continues through Sunday. The tournament is being held in College Park, Md.

1. Spiess and Pozar def. Trimmer and Simmons, 8-1.

2. Edelstein and Bartoloni def. Irwin and Garrity.

3. Fisher and DiPiero def. Mahoney and Moran.

1. Spiess def. Simmons, 6-0, 6-0.

2. Pozar def. Irwin, 6-1, 6-1.

3. Edelstein def. Garrity, 6-0, 6-1.

4. Johnson def. Moran, 6-2, 6-1.

5. Bartoloni def. Bacon, 6-0, 6-1.



6. Guarino def. DiPiero, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
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