Women's Tennis Heads to San Juan for Spring Break|
March 17, 2014
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women’s tennis team will spend their spring break in San Juan, Puerto Rico facing off with Marist and SUNY Geneseo and Colgate during the week.
The Bearcats are coming off a 6-1 loss to No. 56 Ohio State nearly two weeks ago. Sophomore Kelly Poggensee-Wei (Lake Villa, Ill/Grayslake North) gave the Bearcats their lone point of the match. Cincinnati will look to bounce back from a two game skid when they face-off against Marist in their first of three matches.
Poggenseee-Wei will look to extend her singles win streak to three while senior Ashleigh Witte (West Chester, Ohio/ Lakota West) will try to become the first on the team to have double digit singles win.
Marist is currently 0-2 on the year and their latest match came against Army falling 7-0. Karly Pang, Callie Morlock, and Lisa Ventimiglia each had a singles wins over Albany.
Cincinnati will conclude the first-day doubleheader when they take on State University of New York Athletic Conference Champions (SUNYAC) Suny Geneseo. It will be the first match of the spring for the Knights. Suny Geneso is coming off an 11-1 record during the fall that saw them earn their third straight SUNYAC title and their fifth in the last six years. The Knights were led by Marylen Santos who was named a first-team selection in singles and doubles in the SUNYAC for the second year in a row. She also tied for second on the team in singles play, putting together an 11-2 mark.
Amanda Rostai and Karli Hollins each earned first-team honors in singles and doubles. Hollins collected the most singles wins on the team at 14 and posted a 12-2 record in doubles play. The achievements continued for the Knights as head coach Jim Chen was named the SUNYAC coach of the year for the third straight year and fifth in the last six years.
The Bearcats will cap off the trip when they take on a Colgate. The Raiders are currently 5-4 pending their outcome to the UCONN Huskies on Monday, March 17. Colgate is coming off a 7-0 sweep over Oneonta.
The Raiders are led by a duo of Kirstie Woodbury and Katie Grant in doubles with a 6-3 mark on the year. Jennifer Ho, Katie Grant, and Kirstie Woodbury are tied for the teams lead in singles at six apiece.