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.
VILLANOVA 4, BUCKNELL 3
March 28, 2013
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