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October 12, 2013

Cardinals fall to Geneseo in SUNYAC tennis tourney

BINGHAMTON — The Plattsburgh State women’s tennis team endured a tough outing Friday afternoon as the Cardinals suffered a 5-0 loss to Geneseo in the first day of action at the 2013 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Tennis Tournament.

The Cardinals entered the tournament as the fourth seed from the East Division while the Blue Knights came into Friday as the top seed from the West. Plattsburgh State drops to 4-8 overall while Geneseo improves to 9-1 on the year.

Geneseo picked up three quick victories in doubles to gain the early advantage. Geneseo’s top pair of Amanda Rosati and Marylen Santos defeated Plattsburgh State’s Emily Carlin and Kaitlyn Healy, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles. Minxuan Yuan and Dexuan Yuan earned an 8-1 win for the Blue Knights at No. 2 doubles, defeating the Cardinal duo of Sarah Drexinger and Jacqueline Ciriello. Meghan Ryan and Ally Demeter represented the Cardinals at No. 3 doubles, falling 8-0 to Maggie Hale and Karli Hollins.

The Blue Knights secured the victory with wins at second and third singles. Rosati defeated Healy, 6-0, 6-1, in the second singles flight while Hollins topped Ryan, 6-0, 6-0, at third singles. The four remaining singles matches were halted.

With the loss, the Cardinals drop into the consolation bracket. Plattsburgh State will play Fredonia, the third seed from the West, Saturday at 8 a.m. to close out the season.

Doubles

1, Amanda Rosati / Marylen Santos (GEN) def. Emily Carlin / Kaitlyn Healy (PLT), 8-0.

2, Minxuan Yuan / Dexuan Yuan (GEN) def. Sarah Drexinger / Jacqueline Ciriello (PLT), 8-1.

3, Maggie Hale / Karli Hollins (GEN) def. Meghan Ryan / Ally Demeter (PLT), 8-0.

Singles

1, M. Santos (GEN) vs. E. Carlin (PLT), 6-0, 3-2 (not finished).

2, A. Rosati (GEN) def. K. Healy (PLT), 6-0, 6-1.

3. K. Hollins (GEN) def. M. Ryan (PLT), 6-0, 6-0

4, M. Hale (GEN) vs. S. Drexinger (PLT), 6-2, 3-0 (not finished).

5, M. Yuan (GEN) vs. J. Ciriello (PLT), 6-1, 1-0 (not finished).

6, Harpeet Aujla (GEN) vs. Janel Weaver (PLT), 6-1 (not finished).

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