CUA drops another close match, falls 5-4 to Northwestern

CUA drops another close match, falls 5-4 to Northwestern

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – CUA dropped another close match on its spring break trip, falling to Northwestern College 5-4 on Thursday afternoon.  Elaina Sceusa and Emma Needham earned singles victories for the Cardinals, while Isabel Tanco and Sceusa, as well as Caitlin Porter and Rosemary Montani were victorious in doubles.

Northwestern won the first three singles flights, with Megan Johnson defeating Margie Selinger 6-2, 7-6, Kelly Johnson upending Ritamarie Holden 7-6, 6-3 and Amber Gallaway coming away with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Andie Ingram.

Sceusa got the Cardinals on the board with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Amy Knight at the fourth flight, while Needham picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Rachel Richeter at the sixth flight.

Tanco fell to Rachel Smith 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 at the fifth singles flight.

Megan Johnson and Kelly Johnson earned an 8-2 win at the first doubles flight over CUA's Selinger and Holden, but Tanco and Sceusa picked up an 8-6 win over Knight and Smith at the second flight, and Porter and Montani closed things out with an 8-1 defeat of Gallaway and Aimee Clites.

On Friday, the Cardinals will take on Milligan in their final spring break match.  Start time is set for 11:30 a.m.