Cardinals earn hard-fought victory at St. Vincent College

Cardinals earn hard-fought victory at St. Vincent College

LATROBE, Pa. – The CUA women’s tennis team opened its 2010 fall season on a strong note on Saturday as the Cardinals earned a hard-fought 5-4 victory over St. Vincent College on the road.  The teams split the six singles matches and had to depend on the doubles points to determine a winner.  CUA’s Elaina Sceusa and Isabel Tanco rallied after being down 1-4 and 2-5 at third doubles to earn a 9-7 win and that proved to be the difference in the match.

After falling to St. Vincent last year by a score of 7-2, CUA was focused on earning a win this time around and the Cardinals did just that, sending the Bearcats to their first loss of the season.  In fact, St. Vincent had lost just four sets the entire season prior to Saturday.  CUA has a large and talented group of freshmen on its roster this year, along with a determined group of upperclassmen looking to make an impact. 

Marge Selinger got the day off to a strong start with her 6-3, 6-4 win at first singles for CUA, while Tanco earned a 6-4, 6-3 win at third singles.  Andie Ingram then picked up a win at fifth singles as she downed Stephanie Rubin 6-3, 6-0.

Also picking up singles wins on the day were Liz Harvey, Rose Montani, Chrissy Harvey and Katie Johnson.

In doubles action St. Vincent took the first match as Alexis Cup and Nicole Peer downed Sellinger and Caitlin Porter 8-6, but Ingram and Harvey evened things up as they downed Stephanie Rubin and Iessa Paruch 8-2.

Sceusa and Tanco then earned their hard-fought victory at third doubles by a score of 9-7 as they rallied for the come-from-behind win to seal things for the Cardinals.

In other doubles action, CUA swept all three matches.  Isabel Tontz and Amanda Pelligrino earned an 8-3 win, Gretchen Coombs and Rose Montani also won 8-3 and Chrissy Harvey and Katie Johnson picked up an 8-0 win.

The Cardinals will return to action on Sunday when they open up their home schedule versus St. Mary’s (Md).  The match is slated to get underway beginning at 2:00.

Singles (1-6)

1. Marge Selinger (CUA) d. Alexis Cup (SVC)

6-3, 6-4

2. Jessa Paruch (SVC) d. Elaina Sceusa (CUA)

6-3, 7-5

3. Isabel Tanco (CUA) d. Chantal Morris (SVC)

6-4, 6-3

4. Amanda Gans (SVC) d. Caitlin Porter (CUA)

6-2, 6-0

5. Andie Ingram (CUA) d. Stephanie Rubin (SVC)

6-3, 6-0

6. Kaitlin Wolz (SVC) d. Gretchen Coombs (CUA)

0-6, 6-4 (10-4)

Singles (7-12)

7. Megan Mahoney (SVC) d. Amanda Pellegrino (CUA)


8. Liz Harvey (CUA) d. Chantal Mitchell (SVC)


9. Jessica McKetta (SVC) d. Ally Tontz (CUA


10. Rose Montani (CUA) d. Jessica Murtha (SVC)


11. Chrissy Harvey (CUA) d. Janelle Giunta (SVC)


12. Katie Johnson (CUA) d. Rebecca Cronauer


Doubles (1-3)

1. Alexis Cup/Nicole Peer (SVC) d.
Marge Sellinger/Caitlin Porter (CUA)


2. Andie Ingram/Liz Harvey (CUA) d.
Stephanie Rubin/Jessa Paruch (SVC)


3. Elaina Sceusa/Isabel Tanco (CUA) d.
Kaitlin Wolz/Amanda Gans (SVC)


Doubles (4-6)

4. Isabel Tontz/Amanda Pellegrino (CUA) d.
Chantal Mitchell/Jessica McKetta (SVC)


5. Gretchen Coombs/Rose Montani (CUA) d.
Megan Mahoney/Jessica Murtha (SVC)


6. Chrissy Harvey/Katie Johnson (CUA) d.
Janelle Giunta/Lila Eid (SVC)