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Women’s Tennis: Titans Drop First PAC Match of Season at W&J

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WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster women's tennis team lost, 5-4, at Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson, their first loss of the season.

Washington & Jefferson (6-2, 5-1 PAC) won the first three singles, however, Westminster (8-1, 5-1 PAC) won the next two as sophomore Caroline Fox (Acton, CA / Vasquez) won, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, at No. 4 and first-year Ryleigh Valone (Erie, PA / Villa Maria Academy) won, 7-6, 6-3 (7-5), at No. 5.

Fox partnered with junior Sabrina Slagle (Upper St. Clair, PA / Upper St. Clair) for a hard-fought 8-7 (7-4) No. 2 doubles victory. Valone and classmate Taylor Dlugozima (Volant, PA / Wilmington) took care of business at No. 3 doubles, winning 8-1.

Westminster will conclude its PAC slate on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Franciscan who is currently first in the PAC at 6-0. Match time is set for 5:30 p.m.

Singles competition:

1. Maya Krishnasamy (WJC) def. Emma Sukal (WES) 6-3, 6-1

2. Nidhi Pulicherla (WJC) def. Sabrina Slagle (WES) 6-2, 6-3

3. Bella Goldman (WJC) def. Gia Francisco (WES) 6-2, 6-1

4. Caroline Fox (WES) def. Victoria Wilson (WJC) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3

5. Ryleigh Valone (WES) def. Libby Conlon (WJC) 7-6, 6-3 (7-5)

6. Pooja Potluri (WJC) def. Natalia Albamonti (WES) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:

1. Maya Krishnasamy/Nidhi Pulicherla (WJC) def. Gia Francisco/Emma Sukal (WES) 8-6

2. Sabrina Slagle/Caroline Fox (WES) def. Bella Goldman/Libby Conlon (WJC) 8-7 (7-4)

3. Taylor Dlugozima/Ryleigh Valone (WES) def. Jaelyn Kennedy/Victoria Wilson (WJC) 8-1

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