Women's Tennis Stands Out In New York
Oct. 6, 2003
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The University of Massachusetts women's tennis team had a very good showing at the Eastern Collegiate Invitational, held Oct. 3-5, in West Point, N.Y. Freshman Elizabeth Conyer (Paducah, Ky.) led the way, winning the #4 singles event.
Conyer cruised through the #4 singles bracket without dropping a single set, as she lived up to her billing as the number one seed. The final match did not prove to be any different, as she defeated UConn's Jennifer LoRusso in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4.
In other singles action, junior Sasha Edelstein (Haifa, Israel) charged all the way to the #2 singles semifinals, before losing to St. John's Allison Davidson, 6-2, 7-6. Freshman Christin Liehr (Stuttgard, Germany) advanced to the quarterfinals of the #1 singles before losing to Veronica Apostu-Efremov of LIU, 6-3, 6-4. Sophomore Dorothy Iwanovicz (Weymouth, Mass.) lost in the round of 16 in the #3 singles bracket, but then made short work of the consolation bracket, losing only three games along the way, as she defeated Elena Branker of St. Bonaventure, 8-1, in the finals.
In the #1 doubles bracket, the tandem of senior Jenny Munroe (Valencia, Calif.) and junior Stephanie Price (Columbia, Mo.) defeated Ali DelMoral and Marissa Limsiaco, of the host-school Army, 8-3, in the final match. The #2 doubles saw sophomore Jana Bartoloni (Charlestown, Mass.) and senior Susan Hyams (Cincinnati, Ohio) advance to the semifinals, before falling ot Beth Bryson and Andrea Lee of Providence College, 8-4.
UMass will be in action next on Thursday, Oct. 9, as they take on UConn at their home court. This match had previously been scheduled for Oct. 1, but was postponed due to inclement weather.