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Villanova Falls To Big East Rivals Over Weekend

April 2, 2007

Villanova, Pa. - The Villanova women's tennis team suffered two tough losses in Big East play this past weekend as they battled Pittsburgh on Saturday and West Virginia on Sunday. The losses drop the Wildcats to 2-6 overall this season and 1-2 in the conference.

Villanova got off to a rough start, dropping the doubles point to Pittsburgh despite Jaclyn Williamson and Leighann Reilly combining to win the second doubles spot by a score of 8-5. The Wildcats remained scoreless until freshman Carla Erskine rallied to defeat Panther Annie Davies in three sets in the fourth singles position. Colleen Walter secured Villanova's other point defeating Pittsburgh's Anna Broverman in the sixth singles spot 7-5, 6-4.

After the loss on Saturday, Villanova traveled to West Virginia looking to split the weekend at 1-1. Senior Candice Carlin and junior Ashley Reed were victorious in the first doubles position defeating their opponents 8-6. However, Villanova fell short on the day allowing West Virginia to sweep the match 7-0.

Senior Leighann Reilly battled her way into a third set in the third singles spot, but eventually dropped her point to West Virginia's Monica Lyskawa 3-6, 6-2, 10-7.

Villanova enters another round of Big East match-ups this week as they travel to St. John's on Wednesday, April 4 and then host Georgetown on Thursday, April 5. Both matches have 12:00 p.m. start time.



1.) Kristy Borza (UP) def. Candice Carlin (VU) 6-0, 6-3

2.) Carlie Smith (UP) def. Jaclyn Williamson (VU) 6-3, 7-6, 1-0



3.) Sabrina Visram (UP) def. Leighann Reilly (VU) 7-6, 6-2

4.) Carla Erskine (VU) def. Annie Davies (UP) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4

5.) Christie D'achille (UP) def. Courtney Reed (VU) 7-5, 6-0

6.) Colleen Walter (VU) def. Anna Broverman (UP) 7-5, 6-4


1.) Borza/Visram (UP) def. Carlin/Ashley Reed (VU) 9-8

2.) Williamson/Reilly (VU) def. Davies/D'achille (UP) 8-6

3.) Smith/Annie Piccirillo (UP) def. Erskine/C. Reed (VU) 8-2



1.) Natalia Prinz (WVU) def. Candice Carlin (VU) 6-3, 6-2

2.) Stacey Percival (WVU) def. Jaclyn Williamson (VU) 6-0, 6-4

3.) Monica Lyskawa (WVU) def. Leighann Reilly (VU) 3-6, 6-2, 10-7

4.) Kelly Walsh (WVU) def. Carla Erskine (VU) 6-1, 6-1

5.) Alexandra Kaluza (WVU) def. Colleen Walter (VU) 6-4, 6-1

6.) Stephanie LaFortune (WVU) def. Lyndsey Lostritto (VU) 6-3, 7-5


1.) Carlin/Ashley Reed (VU) def. Prinz/Percival (WVU) 8-6

2.) Lyskawa/Walsh (WVU) def. Williamson/Reilly (VU) 8-4

3.) LaFortune/Gabriela Blaskovicova (WVU) def. Erskine/Courtney Reed (VU) 8-3