April 20, 2007
MONROEVILLE, Pa. - The Xavier University women's tennis team's bid for its first Atlantic 10 Conference Championship came to an end on Friday evening as No. 4 Massachusetts downed the Musketeers by a 4-3 score in quarterfinal action at the Club 4 Life in Monroeville, Pa. With the loss, the No. 5 seed Musketeers slip to 15-7 on the year and will take on No. 9 seed Rhode Island on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
After sweeping the Bonnies on Friday afternoon, XU dropped the doubles point when Kate Lohner and Jeanette Feider were downed by an 8-5 count at No. 3 doubles and Jackie Vilines and Kara Courtney lost their No. 1 singles match. Annie Diedalis and Jill Ducro were up 6-5 on Stephanie Gimenez and Dasa Stanimirovic in the No. 2 doubles match when UMass clinched the doubles point.
Jeanette Feider got XU back in the match when she drilled Gimenez (6-3, 6-1) in the No. 5 singles match and Kaitlyn Zinn defeated Maude Lecluyse (7-5, 6-3) in the fourth singles match.
Jill Ducro kept the momentum going with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Dasa Stanimirovic in the No. 3 singles match but that was the last point XU would win as UMass took home the 4-3 triumph.
UMass 4, Xavier 3
1. Michele Spiess (UM) def. Jackie Vilines (XU) - 6-2, 6-3
2. Masha Pozar (UM) def. Kara Courtney (XU) - 6-2, 6-2
3. Jill Ducro (XU) def. Dasa Stanimirovic (UM) - 6-1, 6-3
4. Kaitlyn Zinn (XU) def. Maude Lecluyse (UM) - 7-5, 6-3
5. Jeanette Feider (XU) def. Stephanie Gimenez (UM) - 6-3, 6-1
6. Stephanie Murillo (UM) def. Alicia Papa (XU) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
1. Michele Spiess/Masha Pozar (UM) def. Jackie Vilines/Kara Courtney (XU) 8-6
2. Stephanie Gimenez/Dasa Stanimirovic (UM) vs. Annie Diedalis/Jill Ducro (XU) - 6-5 (DNF)
3. Stephanie Murillo/Maude Lecluyse (UM) def. Kate Lohner/Jeanette Feider (XU) - 8-5