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2005 Recaps

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(10/23) MAC Individual Championships (Day Two)
Wilkes University freshman Alison McDonald lost in the championship match in the second singles flight at the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships at Lehigh University on Sunday.

McDonald, the number-two seed, posted an 8-5 win over Caroline Weisser from Juniata in the quarterfinals on Saturday night. She followed that up with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over #3 seed Danielle Red from Scranton to move into the title match. In the final, McDonald dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision to #4 seed Laurelyn Foderaro from Elizabethtown.

In the third singles flight, junior unseeded Sara Ryder made her way into the semifinal round before losing. Ryder upset third-seeded Liz Guidon from DeSales in the quarterfinals, 8-6. She was ousted after falling to #1 seed Brittany Popaca from Moravian, 6-2, 6-1.

Fourth-seeded Cassie Malone was upset in the quarterfinal round in the fifth singles flight. Malone, a senior, dropped an 8-1 verdict to unseeded Rebecca Grant from Messiah.

Freshman Jotanna O’Connell earned a berth in the semi-finals. O’Connell, the fourth seed, fashioned an 8-2 triumph over Lebanon Valley’s Angela Esh in the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Kristy Trimbey from Elizabethtown would end O’Connell’s run with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the semifinals.

Ryder and Katelyn Mullen dropped their quarterfinal match in the second doubles flight. The tandem was knocked off by fourth-seeded Jenny Larson and Jan White from Lebanon Valley, 8-5.

At third doubles, Malone and O’Connell won their quarterfinal match over #4 seed Sadie Sumner and Meredith Spegel from Messiah, 8-5. The pair saw their tournament come to a close with an 8-2 loss to Elizabethtown’s Trimbey and Heather Lander, the number-one seed, in the semifinals.

(10/22) MAC Individual Championships (Day One)
The Wilkes University women’s tennis team is competing in the Middle Atlantic Conference Individual Championships at Lehigh University.

Kristin Wilt lost her opening round match at number-one singles on Saturday when she fell to Scranton’s Maggie Leuzarder, 8-4.

In the second singles flight, Wilkes’ Alison McDonald is the number-two seed and drew an opening round bye. She then knocked off Caoline Weisser from Juniata 8-5 in the quarterfinals. McDonald will meet #3 seed Danielle Red from Scranton in Sunday's semi-final.

Sara Ryder advanced to the semi-finals with a pair of victories in the third singles flight. Ryder was an 8-5 winner over Albright's Sherri Young in the opening round. She followed with an 8-6 upset over #3 seed Liz Guidon from DeSales to advance to the semi-finals. Ryder will take on top-seed Brittany Popaca from Moravian on Sunday.

Katelyn Mullen was eliminated in the fourth singles flight after she was topped by Elizabethtown’s Alice Yu, 8-3, in an opening round match.

In the fifth singles flight, fourth-seeded Cassie Malone scored an 8-0 win in her first round match over Sara Guza from King’s. Malone was then defeated by Messiah’s Rebecca Grant in the quarterfinal round, 8-1.

Wilkes’ Jotanna O’Connell is the fourth-seed in the sixth singles flight. O’Connell earned an opening round bye and will take on Angela Esh from Lebanon Valley in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Two of three Wilkes doubles teams were still alive after opening day action. In the first doubles flight the tandem of Wilt and McDonald fell to Juniata’s Ashley Andrews and Weisser, 8-5.

Ryder and Mullen advanced to the quarterfinals in the second flight after they knocked off Sarah Roby and Megan Carpenter, 8-3. The duo will meet #4 seed Jenny Larson and Jan White from Lebanon Valley.

In the third doubles flight the team of Malone and O’Connell moved into the quarterfinals by virtue of an 8-5 win over Ye Kyung Kwon and Anita Desai. They will meet the fourth-seeded tandem of Sadie Sumner and Meredith Spegel from Messiah.

(10/17) Wilkes 7 East Stroudsburg 2
Singles: Shanna Morris (ESU) def. Kristin Wilt, 10-3; Alison McDonald (W) def. Mandie Rutt, 10-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Sara Deisher, 10-4; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Natalia Graff, 10-8; Cassie Malone (W) def. Allison Kolubinsky, 10-6; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Amanda Wascavich, 10-2.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Morris/Rutt, 8-3; Deisher/Graff (ESU) def. Ryder/Mullen, 9-8 (8-6); Malone/Megan Bucher (W) def. Kolubinsky/Elizabeth Peph, 8-6.

(10/13) Freedom Conference Semi-Final
DeSales 8 Wilkes 1
Singles: Laura LeVan (D) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-0, 6-0; Courtney McClurkin (D) def. Alison McDonald, 6-1, 6-4; Liz Guidon (D) def. Sara Ryder, 6-0, 6-3; Mary Kate McElvaney (D) def. Katelyn Mullen, 6-2, 6-1; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Colleen Solomon, 6-2, 6-4; Caitlin Gerlach (D) won by default.
Doubles: LeVan/Guidon (D) def. Wilt/McDonald, 8-4; McClurkin/McElvaney (D) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-4; Solomon/Gerlach (D) won by default.

(10/10) Wilkes 6 Marywood 3
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Liz Dittrick, 8-5; Alison McDonald (W) def. Lauren Abda, 8-2; Sara Ryder (W) def. Ryann Null, 8-5; Jamie Valis (M) def. Katelyn Mullen, 8-4; Cassie Malone (W) def. Bethany LeCureux, 8-3; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Katrina Bernacki, 8-1.
Doubles: Dittrick/Null (M) def. Wilt/McDonald, 9-7; Abda/Amanda Mullin (M) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-3; Malone/O’Connell (W) def. Valis/Bernacki, 8-5.

(10/4) Wilkes 9 Keystone 0
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Kaitlyn Wetzel, 6-0, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Kristen Lawrence, 6-0, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Chari Slater, 6-0, 6-1; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Nicole Berry, 6-0, 6-0; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Kellie Coleman, 6-2, 6-0; Megan Bucher (W) def. Keelee Hamilton, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Wetzel/Berry, 8-0; Kelly MacDonald/Amanda Calhoun (W) def. Lawrence/Slater, 8-3; Darci Spohn/Jennifer McMicken (W) def. Coleman/Sara Wentz, 8-1.

(10/2) Wilkes 9 Neumann 0
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Sara Tomlinson, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3; Alison McDonald (W) def. Ashley Miller, 6-0, 6-4; Sara Ryder (W) def. Sharmira Cannon, 6-2, 6-4; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Melinda Howell, 6-2, 6-0; Cassie Malone (W) def. Laura Bodish, 6-1, 6-0; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Rachel Mayer, 8-2.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Tomlinson/Howell, 8-3; Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Cannon/Katie Nell, 8-6; Malone/O’Connell (W) def. Miller/Bodish, 8-2.

(10/1) Wilkes 9 FDU-Florham 0
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Heather Suboleski, 6-4, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Julie Hartnett, 6-0, 6-1; Sara Ryder (W) def. Robin Hargesheimer, 8-1; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Kristen Barnett, 8-5; Cassie Malone (W) def. Kathy Keyser, 8-1; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Stephanie Blumenkehl, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Hartnett/Hargesheimer, 8-0; Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Suboleski/Barnett, 8-1; Malone/O’Connell (W) def. Keyser/Vanessa Carroll, 8-1.

(9/28) Wilkes 9 Albright 0
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Jessie Huber, 6-2, 6-1; Alison McDonald (W) def. Katie Miller, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Sara Ryder (W) def. Beth Adams, 6-0, 6-3; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Sherri Young, 6-2, 6-0; Cassie Malone (W) def. Renee Blessington, 6-0, 6-1; Megan Bucher (W) def. Marisa Cooperman, 2-6, 6-1 7-6 (10-7).
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Huber/Miller, 8-4; Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Young/Blessington, 8-2; Malone/Bucher (W) def. Adams/Cooperman, 8-4.

(9/27) Wilkes 5 King’s 4
Singles: Kristen Hunter (K) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-0, 6-4; Alison McDonald (W) def. Rita Kaluzavich, 6-1, 4-6 7-6 (7-4); Sara Ryder (W) def. Malena Kinsman, 6-0, 6-0; Kristen Sebastian (K) def. Katelyn Mullen, 6-3, 6-3; Cassie Malone (W) def. Sarah Guza, 7-5, 6-4; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Amanda Marchica, 6-1, 6-4.
Doubles: Hunter/Kaluzavich (K) def. Wilt/McDonald, 9-8 (7-4); Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Sebastian/Guza, 8-2; Kinsman/Marchica (K) def. Malone/O’Connell, 8-4.

(9/21) Scranton 5 Wilkes 4
Singles: Maggie Leuzarder (S) def. Kristin Wilt, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Danielle Red, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4); Sara Ryder (W) def. Jessica Coty, 6-2, 7-5; Ashlee Wydra (S) def. Katelyn Mullen, 6-3, 6-2; Gretchen Sullivan (S) def. Cassie Malone, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Karen Dilsizian, 6-2, 7-5.
Doubles: Leuzarder/Red (S) def. Wilt/McDonald, 8-1; Coty/Sullivan (S) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-0; Malone/O’Connell (W) def. Wydra/Sarah Costello, 8-6.

(9/19) Wilkes 9 Baptist Bible 0
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Nicol Douglas, 7-5, 6-3; Alison McDonald (W) def. Leslie Livingston, 6-2, 6-1; Sara Ryder (W) def. Kelly Arp, 6-2, 6-3; Cassie Malone (W) def. Jessica Roof, 6-0, 6-0; Kelly MacDonald (W) def. Heather Vogel, 6-2, 6-2; Darci Spohn (W) def. Chelsea Petrovich, 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Jenna Davis/Megan Davies, 8-0; Ryder/Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Livingston/Roof, 8-3; MacDonald/Spohn (W) def. Vogel/Petrovich, 8-4.

(9/14) Wilkes 8 Penn State Berks 1
Singles: Kristin Wilt (W) def. Sarah Campbell, 6-1, 6-0; Alison McDonald (W) def. Samantha Burkey, 6-3, 6-1; Sara Ryder (W) def. Stephanie Hendel, 6-1, 6-1; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Lourdes Capitan, 6-0, 6-0; Cassie Malone (W) def. Meagan Varga, 6-1, 6-2; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Lauren Ferraro, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Campbell/Burkey, 8-2; Darci Spohn/Jennifer McMicken (W) def. Hendel/Capitan, 8-5; Varga/Ferraro (PSU) def. Kelly MacDonald/Amanda Calhoun, 8-5.

(9/13) Wilkes 8 Lycoming 1
Singles: Josie Castillo (L) def. Kristin Wilt, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4; Alison McDonald (W) def. Lauren Paich, 6-2, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Kate Petcavage, 6-1, 6-1; Katelyn Mullen (W) def. Kayla Scott, 6-4, 6-1; Cassie Malone (W) def. Amery Lim, 6-3, 6-1; Megan Bucher (W) def. Jessica Souchik, 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Castillo/Petcavage, 9-7; Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Paich/Lim, 8-6; Malone/Bucher (W) def. Scott/Averee Cook, 8-1.

(9/11) Wilkes 5 Drew 4
Singles: Crystal Vo (D) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-0, 6-1; Alison McDonald (W) def. Dragana Trivic, 6-3, 6-2; Sara Ryder (W) def. Alex Holzman, 6-2, 6-4; Kristin Brown (D) def. Katelyn Mullen, 6-3, 6-1; Meghan Weimer (D) def. Cassie Malone, 7-5, 7-5; Jotanna O’Connell (W) def. Maria Carroll, 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Vo/Carroll, 8-3; Trivic/Brown (D) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-6; Malone/O’Connell (W) def. Holzman/Weimer, 8-2.

(9/8) DeSales 8 Wilkes 1
Singles: Laura LeVan (D) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-3, 6-4; Courtney McClurkin (D) def. Alison McDonald, 6-0, 6-0; Liz Guidon (D) def. Sara Ryder, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3; Mary Kate McElvaney (D) def. Katelyn Mullen, 6-4, 6-3; Cassie Malone (W) def. Colleen Solomon, 6-1, 6-2; Caitlin Gerlach (D) def. Megan Bucher, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (10-5).
Doubles: LeVan/Guidon (D) def. Wilt/McDonald, 8-4; McClurkin/McElvaney (D) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-2; Solomon/Gerlach (D) def. Malone/Jotanna O’Connell, 8-5.

(9/3) Susquehanna 5 Wilkes 4
Singles: Danielle Dormer (S) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-1, 6-4; Ali McDonald (W) def. Sarah Boynton, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0; Brittany Reiman (S) def. Sara Ryder, 6-3, 6-4; Katie Zimmerman (S) def. Kate Mullen, 7-6, 6-3; Emma Dunn (S) def. Jotanna O’Connell, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Cassie Malone (W) def. Lindsey Moll, 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Boynton/Reiman, 8-6; Moll/Zimmerman (S) def. Ryder/Mullen, 8-1; O’Connell/Malone (W) def. Ali Handman/Katie Kubiak, 8-5.

(9/1) Wilkes 8 Misericordia 1
Singles: Mallory Bieber (M) def. Kristin Wilt, 6-1, 6-4; Ali McDonald (W) def. Sherri Bell, 6-2, 6-0; Sara Ryder (W) def. Amy Jayne, 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (10-3); Kate Mullen (W) def. Blaire Lord, 6-0, 6-3; Jotanna O'Connell (W) def. Lauren Naher, 6-2, 6-2; Cassie Malone (W) def. Cara Callanan, 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Wilt/McDonald (W) def. Bieber/Bell, 9-7; Ryder/Mullen (W) def. Jayne/Naher, 8-5; O'Connell/Malone (W) def. West/Hess, 8-4.
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