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2006 Recaps

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(5/4) NCAA Division III Championship - First Round
Hunter 5 Wilkes 1
Singles: Evgeniya Kim (H) def. Xiaoqiao Zhang, 6-3, 6-2; Monica Calungcagin (H) vs. Alison McDonald (W), did not finish; Louise Hollander (H) vs. Kristin Wilt (W), did not finish; Antigone Tzakis (H) def. Sara Ryder, 6-3, 7-6 (7-1); Sarah El-Edlibi (H) vs. Jotanna O’Connell, did not finish; Katie Buckley (W) def. Jane Nassisi, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Tzakis/Kim (H) def. Zhang/Buckley, 8-3; Calungcagin/Hollander (H) def. McDonald/Wilt, 8-2; El-Edlibi/Nassisi (H) def. Ryder/O’Connell, 9-8 (9-7).

(4/20) Wilkes 5 Moravian 4
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Courtney Hall, 6-2, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Dyana Swan, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Brittany Popaca, 6-4, 6-2; Mary Kate Kelly (M) def. Sara Ryder, 6-1, 6-0; Jennel Yelito (M) def. Jotanna O’Connell, 6-2, 7-5; Rebecca Angstadt (M) def. Katie Buckley, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: Zhang/Buckley (W) def. Popaca/Kelly, 8-4; Hall/Lindsey Hopper (M) def. McDonald/Wilt, 8-6; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Swan/Yelito, 8-5.

(3/6) Baldwin-Wallace 8 Wilkes 1
Singles: Andrea Isaac (BW) def. Xiaoqiao Zhang, injury def.; Britney Shy (BW) def. Alison McDonald, 6-3, 6-0; Tiffany Allison (BW) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-2, 6-0; Meggie Glassburn (BW) def. Sara Ryder, 6-0, 6-0; Krista Marshall (BW) def. Jotanna O’Connell, 6-2, 6-2; Katie Buckley (W) def. Andrea Essig, 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Shy/Allison (BW) def. Zhang/Buckley, 8-4; Isaac/Glassburn (BW) def. McDonald/Wilt, 9-7; Marshall/Essig (BW) def. Ryder/O’Connell, 9-7.

(3/4) Wilkes 9 Westminster 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Dana Larson, 6-1, 6-2; Alison McDonald (W) def. April Scudere, 6-1, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Anna Will, 6-0, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Alyson Lingle, 6-2, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Trista Houck, 6-3, 6-3; Megan Bucher (W) def. Gwen Gorski, 6-1, 6-2. 
Doubles: Zhang/Buckley (W) def. Larson/Scudere, 8-5; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Will/Houck, 8-0; Jotanna O’Connell/Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Lingle/Beth Erwin, 8-1. 

(10/22) MAC Individual Championships - Day Two
Wilkes University freshman Xiaoqiao Zhang capped an outstanding fall season by claiming the number-one singles title at the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships on Sunday at Lehigh University. 
Zhang, who entered as the number-three seed, rallied from a set down in both her semi-final and final matches. In the semi-final she avenged her only loss of the season by knocking off top-seeded Crystal Vo from Drew, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-7). Zhang would then dispose of second-seeded Stacy Shapiro from Elizabethtown in the championship match, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8). Zhang, who earlier this week was named the Freedom Conference Player of the Year, concluded the fall season with a singles record of 17-1.
Sophomore Alison McDonald had her run to a conference singles crown come to an end in the semi-final round at number-two. Seeded first, McDonald suffered a 6-3, 6-2 loss to unseeded Emma Smith from Elizabethtown. McDonald, a first team All-Conference performer, saw her record slip to 15-2 overall.
Sophomore Kristin Wilt also bowed out in the semi-final round at third singles. Wilt, the number-three seed, dropped a heart-breaking three-set decision to second-seeded Emily Swarr from Elizabethtown, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (10-4). Wilt is now 13-3 overall in singles play.
At fourth singles, senior Sara Ryder won her semi-final match before falling the title contest. The third-seeded Ryder posted a 6-4, 7-5 win over second-seeded Charissa Nordall from Lebanon Valley in her semi-final. In the championship match she dropped a 6-1, 6-1 verdict to number-one seed MaryKate Kelly from Moravian to see her overall record move to 12-3.
Both of the Lady Colonels remaining doubles tandems were ousted in the semi-final round. The number-two team of McDonald and Wilt were seeded third, but fell to top-seeded Brittany Popaca and Kelly from Moravian, 8-6. They ended the fall with a 14-3 mark overall.
In the number-three doubles flight second seeded Ryder and Jotanna O’Connell lost a tough match in the semi-finals. They fell to the unseeded duo of Nordall and Jan White from Lebanon Valley, 9-7. They concluded the fall with an overall record of 10-2. 
The Lady Colonels, who went 16-0 in dual matches this fall and earned their first Freedom Conference team title, will resume their season in the spring as they prepare for their first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in May. 

(10/21) MAC Individual Championships - Day One
Four Wilkes University singles players and two doubles teams have advanced to the semi-final round of the Middle Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Individual Championships at Lehigh University.
Xiaoqiao Zhang, seeded third in the first singles flight, drew a bye in the opening round. She followed with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Moravian’s Margo Kokolus to advance to the semi-finals. She will face top-seeded Crystal Vo from Drew on Sunday.
Wilkes’ Alison McDonald is the number-one seed at second singles and garnered a bye in the first round. She then disposed of Caroline Weisser from Juniata, 6-0, 6-2, to set up a meeting with unseeded Emma Smith from Elizabethtown in the semi-finals. 
The Lady Colonels’ Kristin Wilt also drew a first round bye as the third seed at number-three singles. Wilt posted a 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory over Susquehanna’s Katie Zimmerman in the second round. She will take on second-seeded Emily Swarr from Elizabethtown in a semi-final on Sunday.
Sara Ryder is the third-seed in the fourth singles flight. After a first round bye, she topped Dragana Trivic from Drew, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (10-4) to advance to a semi-final match against Lebanon Valley’s Charissa Nordall, the number-two seed. 
Wilkes’ Jotanna O’Connell was seeded fourth at number-five singles. However, O’Connell fell in the opening round to unseeded Nicole Chwastiak from Lebanon Valley, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (10-5). 
At sixth singles, the Lady Colonels’ Megan Bucher entered as the number-three seed and earned a first round bye. Bucher was knocked out of the tournament with a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Jaclyn Shindler from Susquehanna in the second round.
Zhang and her partner, Katie Buckley, were seeded third in the first doubles flight. The duo drew a first round bye before falling to Leslie Sabas and Sarah Grodzinski from Lebanon Valley, 9-8 (7-5) in the second round.
The tandem of McDonald and Wilt moved into the semi-finals. Seeded third, they had a first round bye before besting Alex Holzman and Michelle Gbelama, 8-4, in the second round. They will meet the top-seeded team of Brittany Popaca and MaryKate Kelly from Moravian in the semi-finals.
The Lady Colonels number-three doubles team of Ryder and O’Connell also advanced to the semi-finals. They received a first round bye as the number-two seed and then scored an 8-2 win over Drew’s Maria Carroll and Shannon Jantz. The pair will square off with an opponent to be determined in the semi-finals.

(10/15) Freedom Conference Championship
Wilkes 5 DeSales 2
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) vs. Courtney McClurkin (DSU), unfinished; Alison McDonald (W) def. Liz Guidon, 6-3, 6-3; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Mary Kate McElvaney, 6-0, 7-6 (7-4); Sara Ryder (W) def. Colleen Solomon, 6-0, 6-2; Caitlin Gerlach (DSU) def. Jotanna O’Connell, 6-3, 6-2; Megan Bucher (W) vs. Nickie Brackbill (DSU), unfinished.
Doubles: McClurkin/McElvaney (DSU) def. Zhang/Buckley, 8-0; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Guidon/Gerlach, 8-4; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Solomon/Brackbill, 8-5.

(10/14) Freedom Conference Semi-Final
Wilkes 6 Drew 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Maria Carroll, 6-1, 6-4; Alison McDonald (W) def. Alex Holzman, 6-0, 6-4; Sara Ryder (W) def. Shannon Jantz, 6-2, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) vs. Dragana Trivic (D), unfinished; Jotanna O’Connell (W) vs. Melanie Shapiro (D), unfinished; Megan Bucher (W) vs. Clarissa Carbonell (D), unfinished.
Doubles: Zhang/Buckley (W) def. Crystal Vo/Trivic, 8-4; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Carbonell/Jantz, 8-3; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Holzman/Amber Porzio, 8-3.

(10/9) Wilkes 6 East Stroudsburg 1
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Shana Morris, 10-5; Alison McDonald (W) def. Mandie Rutt, 10-6; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Sara Deisher, 10-3; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Marissa Tanner, 10-2; Megan Bucher (W) led Amanda Wascavich, 7-6 (suspended by darkness); Kaitlyn Wetzel (W) and Elizabeth Fransworth, 6-6 (suspended by darkness).
Doubles: Morris/Rutt (ESU) def. Zhang/Bucher, 8-5; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Deisher/Tanner, 8-4; O’Connell/Wetzel (W) def. Wascavich/Fransworth, 8-3.

(10/5) Wilkes 9 Philadelphia Biblical 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Ashley Wegman, 6-0, 6-1; Alison McDonald (W) def. Siobhan Lockett, 6-0, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Chantal Loures, 6-0, 6-1; Megan Bucher (W) def. Melissa Chiasson, 6-0, 6-2; Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Casey Cawley, 6-0, 6-0; Kaitlyn Wetzel (W) def. Kelsey Knutson, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Zhang/Bucher (W) def. Wegman/Loures, 8-0; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Lockett/Cawley, 8-0; Donmoyer/Wetzel (W) def. Chiasson/Knutson, 8-0.

(10/2) Wilkes 8 Baptist Bible 1
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Nicol Douglas, 6-1, 6-1; Alison McDonald (W) def. Leslie Livingston, 6-2, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Megan Davies, 6-0, 6-3; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Chelsea Petrovich, 6-2, 6-0; Kaitlyn Wetzel (W) def. Carrie Brame, 6-0, 6-0; Caitlin Kelley (W) def. Brittany Shrake, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Douglas/Livingston (BBC) def. McDonald/Wilt, 8-5; Zhang/O’Connell (W) def. Davies/Brame, 8-1; Wetzel/Kelley (W) def. Petrovich/Shrake, 8-0.

(9/30) Wilkes 7 Drew 2
Singles: Crystal Vo (D) def. Xiaoqiao Zhang, 6-1, 6-1; Alison McDonald (W) def. Maria Carroll, 6-3, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Alex Holzman, 6-1, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Dragana Trivic, 6-4, 6-2; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Michelle Gbelama, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; Megan Bucher (W) def. Melanie Shapiro, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Vo/Trivic (D) def. Zhang/Katie Buckley, 9-7; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Holzman/Gbelama, 8-2; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Carroll/Shannon Jantz, 8-2.

(9/27) Wilkes 9 Albright 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Marissa Cooperman, 6-0, 6-2; Alison McDonald (W) def. Lisa Archibald, 6-1, 6-3; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Sherri Young, 6-0, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Kimberly Coder, 6-0, 6-0; Megan Bucher (W) def. Rachel Landsberger, 6-2, 6-0; Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Jacqueline Reyes, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Zhang/McDonald (W) def. Cooperman/Archibald, 8-2; Wilt/Ryder (W) def. Young/Landsberger, 8-0; Bucher/Kaitlyn Wetzel (W) def. Coder/Jennifer Russum, 8-3.

(9/26) Wilkes 7 Scranton 2
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Danielle Red, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-7); Alison McDonald (W) def. Gretchen Sullivan, 6-4, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Deirdre Wylie, 6-0, 6-1; Sara Ryder (W) def. Sarah Costello, 6-3, 6-0; Caroline Curtin (S) def. Katie Buckley, 5-0 ret.; Megan Bucher (W) def. Alexandria Pipa, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Zhang/ Buckley (W) def. Red/Costello, 8-6; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Sullivan/Wylie, 8-1; Curtin/Mary Heather Earley (S) def. Ryder/Jotanna O’Connell, 8-6.

(9/22) Wilkes 9 Keystone 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Kellie Coleman, 6-0, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Jessica Riotta, 6-0, 6-0; Megan Bucher (W) def. Chari Slater, 6-0, 6-1; Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Kim Piorkowski, 6-1, 6-0; Kaitlyn Wetzel (W) def. Alissa Sherman, 6-4, 6-0; Caitlin Kelley (W) def. Nicole Berry, 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles: Zhang/ Buckley (W) def. Coleman/Kristen Lawrence, 8-1; Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Slater/Riotta, 8-0; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Piorkowski/Kayla Kavpich, 8-0.

(9/20) Wilkes 8 FDU-Florham 1
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Leslee Johnson, 6-2, 6-2; Alison McDonald (W) def. Heather Suboleski, 6-2, 6-0; Amanda Granville (FDU) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-0, 6-3; Sara Ryder (W) def. Robin Hargesheimer, 6-0, 6-2; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Kathy Keiser, 6-0, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Kim Chambers, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: Zhang/ Buckley (W) def. Johnson/Suboleski, 9-8 (7-3); Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Granville/Hargesheimer, 8-5; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Keiser/Chambers, 8-2.

(9/17) Wilkes 6 Lebanon Valley 3
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Leslie Sabas, 6-4, 6-2; Sarah Grodzinski (LVC) def. Alison McDonald, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2; Kelly Moll (LVC) def. Kristin Wilt, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3; Charissa Nordall (LVC) def. Sara Ryder, 6-3, 6-1; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Nicole Chwastiak, 6-2, 6-3; Katie Buckley (W) def. Sara Wagner, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: Zhang/ Buckley (W) def. Sabas/Grodzinski, 8-6; Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Moll/Nordall, 8-6; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Angela Esh/Jan White, 8-2.

(9/16) Wilkes 8 DeSales 1
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Courtney McClurkin, 6-3, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Liz Guidon, 7-5, 6-3; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Mary Kate McElvaney, 6-2, 6-4; Sara Ryder (W) def. Colleen Solomon, 6-3, 6-0; Caitlin Gerlach (D) def. Jotanna O’Connell, 7-5, 6-2; Katie Buckley (W) def. Nickie Brackbill, 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles: Zhang/ Buckley (W) def. McClurkin/McElvaney, 8-4; Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Guidon/Gerlach, 8-3; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Solomon/Brackbill, 8-3.

(9/12) Wilkes 9 King's 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Kristen Hunter, 7-6 (7-1), 6-2; Alison McDonald (W) def. Sarah Guza, 7-5, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Amanda Marchica, 7-5, 6-0 Sara Ryder (W) def. Elizabeth Walpole, 6-2, 7-5; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Brittany Turnbaugh, 6-2, 6-2; Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Jaclyn Dunn, 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: Zhang/Katie Buckley (W) def. Hunter/Guza, 8-3; Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Marchica/Walpole, 8-1; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Turnbaugh/Dunn, 8-1.

(9/9) Wilkes 7 Susquehanna 2
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Brittany Reiman, 6-2, 6-3; Alison McDonald (W) def. Brittany Guerin, 6-1, 6-3; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Katie Zimmerman, 6-4, 6-3; Sara Ryder (W) def. Emma Dunn, 6-2, 6-4; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Lindsey Moll, 1-6, 6-0, 6-3; Katie Buckley (W) def. Jaclyn Shindler, 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: Reiman/Guerin (S) def. Zhang/Buckley, 9-7; Zimmerman/Ali Tonetti (S) def. McDonald/Wilt, 9-7; Ryder/O’Connell (W) def. Dunn/Allison Handman, 8-4.

(9/7) Wilkes 9 Lycoming 0
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Brittany Kopp, 6-3, 7-5; Alison McDonald (W) def. Liz Koury, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Lauren Paich, 6-0, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Amiee Snyder, 6-2, 6-4; Katie Buckley (W) def. Kelly Drinkard, 6-3, 6-3; Megan Bucher (W) def. Jessica Souchik, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Zhang/Buckley (W) def. Knopp/Koury, 8-4; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Paich/Snyder, 8-3; Ryder/Bucher (W) def. Drinkard/Amery Lim, 8-2.

(9/1) Wilkes 7 Misericordia 2
Singles: Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Sheri Bell, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4; Alison McDonald (W) def. Amy Jayne, 6-4, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Alex March, 6-2, 7-5; Maura Haupt (M) def. Sara Ryder, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4); Sarah Golis (M) def. Katie Buckley, 6-2, 6-2; Megan Bucher (W) def. Blaire Lord, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (10-4).
Doubles: Zhang/Buckley (W) def. Bell/Haupt, 8-2; McDonald/Wilt (W) def. Jayne/March, 8-3; Ryder/Bucher (W) def. Cara Callanan/Lauren Naher, 8-4.

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