March 3, 2012

Shorewomen Win In Coach Donn’s Debut Over Red Devils, 7-2

Daller Clinches Match at No. 4 Singles

CHESTERTOWN, MD – Host Washington College, ranked seventh in the ITA Atlantic South region, won its home, season and conference opener against visiting Dickinson, 7-2, in Centennial Conference women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon.  The doubles were played inside the Johnson Fitness Center, while singles were played outside at the Schottland Tennis Center.  The Shorewomen are now 1-0 overall and in the conference, while the Red Devils drop to 2-1 and 0-1 respectively.

The win was also the first win at Washington for head coach David Donn.

Washington won all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead.  The tandem of senior Jordan Finnegan (Wilmington, DE/Archmere Academy) and sophomore Amanda Bercovici (Hackensack, NJ/Bergen Tech) downed Alysia Rodgers and Shannon Lavery at No. 1 by an 8-1 count.   At No. 2 doubles, the team of juniors Kat Cohen (Springfield, MA/Williston-Northampton School) and Campbell McNicol (Mill Neck, NY/St. George's School) downed Nora Hajnoczky and Leigh Oczkowski by an 8-4 score.  And in No. 3 doubles, the team of sophomore Bethany Daller (Exton, PA/Bishop Shanahan) and sophomore Amy Stevens (Street, MD/North Harford) topped Brittany Zoll and Ilana Unger, 8-6.

In singles, Cohen topped Zoll at No. 5 by a 6-4, 6-2 score to make it 4-0 WC.  Daller clinched the match for the Shorewomen when she downed Unger at No. 4 singles by scores of 6-0, 6-0.  Daller's victory gave WC a 5-0 lead.  Bercovici, ranked 20th in the region, made it 6-0 when she topped Lavery at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1.  Finnegan won at No. 1 singles in straight sets over Rodgers, 6-1, 6-1 and made it 7-0.  Dickinson got its first win when Madeline Altholtz topped Stevens in three sets, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6.  The final match to conclude was at No. 3 singles as Hajnoczky downed McNicol, 7-5, 6-2. 

Washington has won seven of the last matches versus Dickinson and lead the all-time series 19-7.

The Shorewomen return to the court on March 12 when they travel to Averett for a 2:00 p.m. non-conference match.

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