April 24, 2009

Women's Tennis Advances to PSAC Title Match

BLOOMSBURG -- The Bloomsburg University women's tennis team advanced to the title match of the 2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships with a 5-3 win over Slippery Rock on Friday. The Huskies will face California (PA) which beat Kutztown by a 5-0 score.

The Huskies jumped out to a 2-1 lead after doubles with Emily Palko (McMurray/Peters Township) and Alison Carney (Muncy/Warrior Run) posting a 9-7 win at number one and Laura Sullivan (Dingman's Ferry/Delaware Valley) and Andrea Malatesta (Berwick/Berwick) posting an 8-3 win at number three.

In singles play, the Huskies picked up wins from Malatesta at number six who won 6-0, 6-0; Sullivan at number four who won 6-2, 6-1; and Carney at number three who won 6-3, 7-5 at number three. Bloomsburg's Katie Hasyn (Lansdale/North Penn) was also leading at number one singles when the match was called.

Bloomsburg, 13-4, will battle California (PA) for the title starting at 11:30 a.m. on the Bloomsburg courts.


1. Emily Palko/ Alison Carney (BU) def.Kayla Blackburn/ Jessica Hilborn, 9-7
2. Laura Handy/ Chelsea Gibson (SRU) def. Katie Hasyn/ Kristen Bonito, 8-1
3.Laura Sullivan/ Andrea Malatesta (BU) def. Lara Rizzi/ Casey Runyan, 8-3
1.Katie Hasyn (BU) vs.Kayla Blackburn, 6-1, 4-6, 4-2, SRU leading
2.Laura Handy (SRU) def. Emily Palko, 6-1, 6-3
3.Alison Carney (BU) def. Jessica Hilborn, 6-3, 7-5
4.Laura Sullivan (BU) def. Chelsea Gibson, 6-2, 6-1
5.Lara Rizzi (SRU) def. Kristen Bonito, 6-3, 6-4
6.Andrea Malatesta (BU) def. Casey Runyan, 6-0, 6-0


1. Helena VanEysendeyk/ Alina Stanila (Cal) def. Rohini Das/ Sabrina Arnaud, 8-0
2. Axelle Fernandez/ Nina Kowalski (Cal) def. Barbara Joerns/ Nicole Devine, 8-2
3.Anastassiya Zherdeva/ Galina Vishnikina (Cal) def. Tess Wright/ Shir Suez, 8-0
1.Helena VanEysendeyk (Cal) vs. Rohini Das, 6-1, 3-1, Cal leading
2. Alina Stanila (Cal) vs. Barbara Joerns, 6-0, 2-1, Cal leading
3. Axelle Fernandez (Cal) vs. Sabrina Arnaud, 5-3, Cal leading
4. Nina Kowalski (Cal) vs. Nicole Devine, 6-1, 3-0, Cal leading
5. Anastassiya Zherdeva (Cal) def. Tess Wright, 6-1, 6-0
6. Galina Vishnikina (Cal) def. Shir Suez, 6-1, 6-0