Strong Doubles Play Helps Lead Wildcats to 4-3 Win at Bucknell
Sydney West was victorious in both singles and doubles action against Bucknell.

Sydney West was victorious in both singles and doubles action against Bucknell.

March 28, 2013

LEWISBURG, Pa. - After rolling through doubles play with easy wins in each of the three matches Villanova (5-7) won three of the first four singles matches to be completed and defeated Bucknell (5-8) by a final score of 4-3 at the Varsity Tennis Courts on Thursday afternoon. Freshman Tori Smyth (Stamford, Conn.) clinched the match with a win at the No. 2 singles spot while the duo of sophomore Sydney West (Washington, D.C.) and freshman Allison Kuse (Marietta, Ga.) each win their singles matches after earlier teaming for a win at No. 2 doubles.

With the Wildcats leading 1-0 after the doubles matches had been completed, Kuse was the first to finish her singles match and she defeated Jen Bush by set scores of 6-2 and 6-1. The team score was 2-1 after the Bison scored a win at No. 1 singles but West and Smyth then wrapped up their matches at the No. 3 and No. 2 spots, respectively, to secure the outcome.

Smyth held off Maria Cioffi (7-6, 7-6) at No. 2 singles and West defeated Lydia Colvin at the No. 3 spot (6-3, 7-6). Earlier in the afternoon West and Kuse had teamed up to beat Colvin and Stephanie Pino by an 8-2 margin in the No. 2 doubles match.

Junior Mikelle Mancini (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Smyth defeated Cioffi and Elena Vidrascu, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles. Senior Wesleigh Donadio (Winter Park, Fla.) and sophomore Kate Pettee (New Canaan, Conn.) were 8-2 winners over Bush and Sam Madnick in the No. 3 doubles match.

Villanova will have off until it's next home match, against Georgetown on Wednesday, April 3.

March 28, 2013
Lewisburg, Pa.
Varsity Tennis Courts



1. Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (Villanova) defeated Maria Cioffi/Elena Vidrasco (Bucknell), 8-4
2. Allison Kuse/Sydney West (Villanova) defeated Lydia Colvin/Stephanie Pino (Bucknell), 8-2
3. Wesleigh Donadio/Kate Pettee (Villanova) defeated Jen Bush/Sam Madnick (Bucknell), 8-2

1. Elena Vidrascu (Bucknell) defeated Mikelle Mancini (Villanova) 6-3, 6-4
2. Tori Smyth (Villanova) defeated Maria Cioffi (Bucknell) 7-6, 7-6
3. Sydney West (Villanova) defeated Lydia Colvin (Bucknell) 6-3, 7-6
4. Allison Kuse (Villanova) defeated Jen Bush (Bucknell) 6-2, 6-1
5. Stephanie Pino (Bucknell) defeated Kate Pettee (Villanova) 4-6, 3-3, retired
6. Sam Madnick (Bucknell) defeated Anne Cognetti (Villanova) 6-4, 6-7 (11-9)

Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 2, 5, 6

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