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2007 Recaps

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(3/30) Elizabethtown 7 Wilkes 2
Singles: Emily Swarr (E) def. Alison McDonald, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Emma Smith (E) def. Xiaoqiao Zhang, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4; Alice Yu (W) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-1, 6-0; Minke Albers (E) def. Victoria Bybel, 6-3, 6-1; Jessica Russell (E) def. Michelle Knight, 7-5, 6-4; Kelly Fisher (E) def. Katie Buckley, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Smith/Yu, 8-5; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Swarr/Russell, 9-7; Albers/Fisher (E) def. Knight/Buckley, 9-7.   



(3/5) Wilkes 9 Lynchburg 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Elizabeth Eckert, 6-4, 6-0; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Krysten Bishop, 6-0, 6-2; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Jessica Moore, 6-1, 6-2; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Amanda Dennis, 6-0, 6-1; Michelle Knight (W) def. Bridney Tune, 6-1, 6-2; Megan Bucher (W) def. Rachel Moore, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Eckert/Jessica Moore, 8-0; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Bishop/Dennis, 8-1; Knight/Bucher (W) def. Tune/Rachel Moore, 8-0.   



(3/3) Wilkes 8 Catholic 1
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Rachel Tenuta, 6-3, 6-3; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Emily McGlynn, 6-1, 6-2; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Corinne Alcorn, 6-2, 6-3; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Caitlin Dunn, 6-1, 6-4; Michelle Knight (W) def. Mary Wargo, 6-4, 6-2; Megan Bucher (W) def. Julia Cotrone, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Tenuta/McGlynn, 8-2; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Alcorn/Dunn, 8-5; Wargo/Cotrone (C) def. Knight/Bucher, 8-6. 



(10/21) MASCAC Individual Championships (Day Two)
The Wilkes University women’s tennis team had two singles players and two doubles teams claim titles at the MASCAC Individual Championships on Sunday at the Hempfield Sports Complex. 
            
Xiaoqiao Zhang claimed the number-two singles championship after winning at number-one singles a season ago. The sophomore posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Liz Guidon from DeSales University in the semifinals. In the final she split the first two sets with Elizabethtown College’s Emma Smith, winning the opener 6-4 and dropping a 6-3 verdict in the second set. However, Zhang was able to win the super tie-breaker in the third set, 10-2, to win the crown.
            
Sophomore Katie Buckley also copped a singles title by winning a super tie-breaker at number-six singles in the final. Buckle dropped the first set to Lebanon Valley College’s Sara Wagner, 6-1. But, she was able to rebound to post a 6-2 win in the second set and then claimed a 10-7 win in the tie-breaker to earn the title. Buckley moved into the final with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Kristin Paula from Arcadia University in the semifinals. 
            
Zhang won her second championship of the day by teaming with junior Alison McDonald to win the number-one doubles flight. The tandem copped an 8-1 win in the final over Sara Guza and Kristen Hunter from King’s College.
            
The Lady Colonels number-two doubles team of junior Kristin Wilt and freshman Victoria Bybel also won a championship. The duo posted a 9-8 (9-7) victory over DeSales’ Liz Guidon and Jess Smith in the final. 
            
McDonald advanced to the title match at number-one singles with a  6-1, 6-3 semifinal win over Kristen Hunter. In the final McDonald suffered a 6-2, 6-0 loss at the hands of Courtney McClurkin from DeSales. 
            
Bybel saw her hopes of winning the number-four singles title come to an end with a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Jess Smith from DeSales in the final. Bybel topped Jessica Russell from Elizabethtown, 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 10-7 in her semifinal match. 
            
Freshman Michelle Knight also gained a berth in the finals at number-five singles. Knight claimed the first set against Lebanon Valley’s Shayna Hertzleman, 6-3. But, Hertzleman was able to bounce back to win the second set 7-5, and then scored a 10-3 win in the super tie-breaker. 
            
Wilt dropped her semifinal match on Sunday morning at third singles. She was bested by Elizabethtown’s Alice Yu, 6-2, 6-2.  



(10/20) MASCAC Individual Championships (Day One)
The Wilkes University women’s tennis team enjoyed a solid day at the MASCAC Individual Championships on Saturday. The Lady Colonels still have all six singles players alive in the flighted tournament, while two of their three doubles tandems will also play tomorrow when the tournament resumes at 9 a.m.
            
Alison McDonald copped a 6-3, 6-1 win over Blake Leeser from Manhattanville College in her quarterfinal match at number-one singles. The win moves her into Sunday’s semi-final round.
            
Xiaoqiao Zhang is also in Sunday’s semifinals after disposing of King’s College’s Sarah Guza in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-1. 
            
At third single Kristin Wilt moved into the semifinal round by virtue of a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Stacey Clark from Messiah.
            
Victoria Bybel claimed a 6-1, 6-1 win over Messiah’s Annie Gotchel in her quarterfinal match at fourth singles. She will also compete on Sunday in the semifinals. 
            
Michelle Knight, playing in the fifth singles flight, won two matches to earn a berth in the championship match on Sunday. She opened the day with a 6-1, 6-2 win over MaryKate Boylan from DeSales University. In the semifinals she topped Erin Kriner from Messiah, 6-2, 6-2 to set up a meeting with Shayna Hertzleman from Lebanon Valley College in the title contest. 
            
Katie Buckley moved into the semifinals at sixth singles by scoring a 6-1, 6-1 win over Courtnay Wilson from King’s. 
            
The Lady Colonels top doubles team of McDonald and Zhang posted three wins to advance to Sunday’s championship match at #1 doubles. The pair notched an 8-2 win over Arcadia’s Irena Samson and Sarah Lapp in their first match. They followed that up with an 8-2 victory over Courtney McClurkin and MaryKate McElvaney from DeSales in the quarterfinals. The pair would earn their place in the final with an 8-3 win over Sadie Sumner and Leah Bradshaw from Messiah. In the final they will meet the King’s team of Kristen Hunter and Sarah Guza.
            
At number-two doubles, the team of Wilt and Byble won twice to earn their spot in the championship match. They topped Lebanon Valley’s Leslie Sabas and Kim DeLone, 8-3, in the quarterfinals, before posting an 8-4 victory over Amanda Marchica and Jillian Tallarico from King’s in the semifinals.
            
Knight and Buckley saw their hopes for a title at number-three doubles come to an end with a tough 9-7 loss to Boylan and Kate Steiner from DeSales in the opening round. 



(10/16) Wilkes 9 East Stroudsburg 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Shana Morris, 6-4, 6-1; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Katie Dambrosia, 6-1, 6-4; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Mandie Rutt, 6-4, 6-1; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Sarah Diesher, 6-0, 6-3; Michelle Knight (W) def. Marissa Tanner, 6-1, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Amanda Wascavich, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Morris/Dambrosia, 8-5; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Rutt/Diesher, 8-5; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Tanner/Wascavich, 8-5.  



(10/6) Wilkes 9 Arcadia 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Danielle Klim, 6-3, 6-2; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Sarah Lapp, 6-1, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Irina Samson, 6-1, 6-2; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Cory Mazen, 6-1, 6-1; Michelle Knight (W) def. Brittany McCall, 6-2, 6-4; Katie Buckley (W) def. Kristin Paula, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles:  McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Klim/Samson, 8-1; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Lapp/Mazen, 8-1; Knight/Buckley (W) def. McCall/Jennifer Cardinale, 8-0. 



(10/2) Wilkes 8 Manhattanville 1
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Blake Leeser, 6-1, 6-0; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Ariane Lewis, 6-0, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Danielle Waldron, 6-1, 6-1; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Shadae Hicks, 6-0, 6-1; Michelle Knight (W) def. Julia Romano, 6-0, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Nneka Onwumere, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Leeser/Lewis (M) def. McDonald/Zhang, 9-7; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Waldron/Romano, 8-0; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Hicks/Onwumere, 8-0.   



(9/30) Wilkes 8 Susquehanna 1
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Brittany Guerin, 6-2, 6-3; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Katie Zimmerman, 6-0, 6-3; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Brittany Reiman, 6-0, 6-0; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Sheby Werronen, 6-0, 6-0; Michelle Knight (W) def. Julie Springer, 6-2, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Jessi Haas, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Guerin/Reiman, 8-2; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Zimmerman/Alexandra Tonetti, 8-6; Springer/Haas (S) def. Knight/Buckley, 8-5.  



(9/30) Wilkes 9 Keystone 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Shiloh Richner, 6-1, 6-2; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Kristen Lawrence, 6-0, 6-0; Michelle Knight (W) def. Kimberly Berger, 6-1, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Erica James, 6-1, 6-0; Megan Bucher (W) def. Chari Slater, 6-0, 6-0; Lauren Donmoyer (W) def. Kim Piorkowski, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Kristin Wilt/Victoria Bybel (W) def. Richner/Lawrence, 8-0. Bucher/Sarah Walker (W) def. Berger/James, 8-4; Christina Skorupa/Caitlin Kelley (W) def. Slater/Piorkowski, 8-2.   



(9/29) Wilkes 9 Lycoming 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Amiee Snyder, 6-1, 6-1; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Rebecca Reynolds, 6-3, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Erika Niemann, 6-1, 6-0; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Kelly Drinkard, 6-0, 6-0; Michelle Knight (W) def. Jessica Souchik, 6-1, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Emily Ruhl, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Snyder/Reynolds, 8-2; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Niemann/Drinkard, 8-0; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Souchik/Kirstie McKeever, 8-0.  



(9/26) Wilkes 9 King's 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Kristen Hunter, 6-3, 6-2; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Sarah Guza, 7-5, 6-2; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Jillian Tallarico, 6-4, 6-4; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Amanda Marchica, 6-0, 6-0; Michelle Knight (W) def. Elizabeth Walpole, 6-2, 6-4; Katie Buckley (W) def. Courtnay Wilson, 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Hunter/Guza, 8-4; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Tallarico/Marchica, 8-4; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Walpole/Wilson, 8-2. 


(9/23) Wilkes 7 Lebanon Valley 2
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Sarah Grodzinski, 6-4, 6-3; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Leslie Sabas, 6-0, 6-1; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Kelly Moll, 6-1, 2-6, 6-0; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Charissa Nordall, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; Shayna Heintzelman (LVC) def. Michelle Knight, 7-5, 6-4; Katie Buckley (W) def. Sara Wagner, 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Grodzinski/Heintzelman, 8-4; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Sabas/Kim DeLone, 8-6; Nordall/Moll (LVC) def. Knight/Buckley, 8-3.  



(9/20) Wilkes 5 DeSales 4
Singles: Courtney McClurkin (D) def. Alison McDonald, 2-6, 6-2, 6-0; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Liz Guidon, 6-0, 6-2; Kate Steiner (D) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2); Jess Smith (D) def. Victoria Bybel, 6-4, 6-1; Michelle Knight (W) def. MaryKate Boylan, 6-3, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Nickie Brackbill, 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles: McClurkin/Steiner (D) def. McDonald/Zhang, 8-6; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Guidon/Smith, 8-2; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Boylan/Brackbill, 8-1. 



(9/15) Wilkes 9 FDU-Florham 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Leslee Johnson, 6-4, 6-1; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Jill Horn, 6-3, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Robin Hargesheimer, 6-0, 6-2; Michelle Knight (W) def. Megan Koenig, 6-0, 6-3; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Elizabeth Robley, 6-0, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Katrina Musto, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Johnson/Horn, 8-1; Wilt/Knight (W) def. Hargesheimer/Robley, 8-0; Bybel/Buckley (W) Koenig/Alyssa Catuogno, 8-1. 



(9/13) Bloomsburg 6 Wilkes 3
Singles: Katie Hasyn (B) def. Alison McDonald, 6-4, 6-3; Torie Cunningham (B) def. Xiaoqiao Zhang, 6-2, 4-0, retired; Alison Carney (B) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-3, 6-3; Tracy Nissenbaum (B) def. Michelle Knight, 6-0, 6-2; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Sarah Fisher, 6-0, 6-0; Katie Buckley (W) def. Rachel Manca, 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: Cunningham/Carney (B) def. McDonald/Zhang, 8-6; Hasyn/Nissenbaum (B) def. Wilt/Bybel, 8-4; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Fisher/Manca, 8-2.  



(9/6) Wilkes 9 Marywood 0
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Samantha Miller, 6-0, 6-0; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Aubrey Klesh, 6-0, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Jodi Balch, 6-0, 6-0; Michelle Knight (W) def. Erin Visalli, 6-1, 6-0; Victoria Bybel (W) def. Sarah Donohoe, 6-0, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Emma Noble, 6-0, 6-4.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Miller/Klesh, 8-1; Wilt/Bybel (W) def. Balch/Donohoe, 8-0; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Visalli/Noble, 8-0.



(8/31) Wilkes 7 Misericordia 2
Singles: Alison McDonald (W) def. Sarah Golis, 6-2, 6-2; Xiaoqiao Zhang (W) def. Ashley Mangabang, 6-0, 6-0; Kristin Wilt (W) def. Courtney Otto, 6-1, 6-1; Michelle Knight (W) def. Maura Haupt, 6-2, 6-2; Abby Searfoss (M) def. Victoria Bybel, 6-0, 6-1; Katie Buckley (W) def. Alex March, 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles: McDonald/Zhang (W) def. Golis/Mangabang, 8-3; Otto/Searfoss (M) def. Wilt/Bybel, 8-5; Knight/Buckley (W) def. Haupt/Lauren Naher, 8-1.
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