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Smyth Notches Win at No. 2 Singles in Loss to Georgetown
Kate Pettee (pictured) teamed up with Wesleigh Donadio to win their No. 3 doubles match against Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon.

April 3, 2013

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Freshman Tori Smyth (Stamford, Conn.) continued a strong spring season with a come-from-behind win at No. 2 singles but Villanova (5-8) was defeated by Georgetown (12-4) at the West Campus Tennis Courts on Wednesday afternoon. Smyth rallied to win her singles match and the Wildcats also scored one win in doubles play.

In the No. 2 singles match Smyth lost her opening set to Kelly Comolli by a 6-1 score. Smyth, however, had the final say and rallied for a 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory. Fellow first-year player Allison Kuse (Marietta, Ga.) also went to three sets in her match at No. 4 singles. Kuse lost the opening set to Sophie Panarese, 6-4, before rallying to take the second set by a 6-1 count. Panarese finished off the match by winning the third set, 6-2.

Senior Wesleigh Donadio (Winter Park, Fla.) and sophomore Kate Pettee (New Canaan, Conn.) defeated Panarese and Michelle Pratt, 8-1, in the No. 3 doubles match. The doubles point went to the Hoyas however, as they scored close wins in each of the first two doubles matches.

Villanova is back in action on Friday afternoon when it visits Seton Hall. That match begins at 1 p.m.

April 3, 2013
Villanova, Pa.
West Campus Tennis Courts

1. Liz Hamlin/Vicky Sekely (Georgetown) defeated Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (Villanova), 9-8
2. Madeline Jaeger/Kelly Comolli (Georgetown) defeated Sydney West/Allison Kuse (Villanova), 8-5
3. Wesleigh Donadio/Kate Pettee (Villanova) defeated Michelle Pratt/Sophie Panarese (Georgetown), 8-1

1. Vicky Sekely (Georgetown) defeated Mikelle Mancini (Villanova) 6-1, 6-2
2. Tori Smyth (Villanova) defeated Kelly Comolli (Georgetown) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Madeline Jaeger (Georgetown) defeated Sydney West (Villanova) 7-5, 6-3
4. Sophie Panarese (Georgetown) defeated Allison Kuse (Villanova) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
5. Liz Hamlin (Georgetown) defeated Kate Pettee (Villanova) 6-4, 6-0
6. Taylor Perz (Georgetown) defeated Wesleigh Donadio (Villanova) 6-2, 1-0, retired