April 25, 2012

Fords Bounce Shorewomen from Centennial Tournament, 5-1

Finnegan Wins in Singles

HAVERFORD, PA -- Host Haverford College defeated Washington College, 5-1, in the first round match of the Centennial Conference Women's Tennis Tournament this afternoon. The Fords, ranked 20th in the Atlantic South region, improved to 12-8 and advanced to the semifinals with the win, while the Shorewomen finish their season at 10-8 with the loss.

Haverford swept doubles play as Kristen Andersen and Rachal Torg beat senior Meghan Tait (Oxford, PA/Oxford Area) and sophomore Amy Stevens (Street, MD/North Harford), 8-1, at No. 3, Kate Donches and Abbey Flynn defeated juniors Kat Cohen (Springfield, MA/Williston-Northampton School) and Campbell McNicol (Mill Neck, NY/St. George's School), 8-0, at No. 2, and Alex Ferrara and Caitlin Gallagher topped seniors Jordan Finnegan (Wilmington, DE/Archmere Academy) and Gabie Batista (Sykesville, MD/Century), 8-1, at No. 1.

The Fords increased their lead to 4-0 with a 6-1, 6-1, win by Gallagher over McNicol at No. 2 singles. Finnegan, the region's sixth-ranked singles player, then put the Shorewomen on the board with a 6-0, 6-1, victory against Ferrara at No. 1. Haverford finished off the match with a 6-2, 6-2, win by Andersen over junior Kelsey Mills (Cambridge, MD/Cambridge-South Dorchester) at No. 6.

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