Oct. 3, 1997

Villanova Loses Two

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Today, in women's tennis action at the Villanova Tennis Courts, Villanova dropped two matches to St. John's and Lafayette. The Wildcats lost to St. John's 4-3 and to Lafayette by a count of 5-1. With the two losses, Villanova falls to 4-7 on the season.

In singles play against St. John's, the Wildcats won three matches. At No. 2 singles, junior Colleen Obsitnik (Lansing MI/ Okemos H.S.) earned a 2-0 victory (6-2, 6-2), while junior Maureen Kenney (Lakeville, MA/ Apponequet Regional H.S.) and freshman Ellen Svetholz (Covington, KY/ Notre Dame Acad.) were just as impressive at No. 5 and No. 6 singles respectively with both tallying straight set victories. Kenney won by scores of 6-2, 6-4 with Svetholz earning a 6-1, 6-0 victory. In doubles play, the team of Kenney and Anne Morgan (Wheaton, Ill/ Benet Acad.) recorded a victory at No. 3 doubles by a score of 8-1.

Against Lafayette, the lone Wildcat to tally a win was sophomore Katie Cooper who scored a thrilling 2-1 (6-3, 4-6, 7-5) win at No. 4 singles.

Villanova returns to action on Monday, Oct. 6 when they host Drexel at 3:30 p.m.

ST. JOHN'S RESULTS:
     Singles
     No. 1     Monhartove (SJ) def. Bellock (VU) 6-1, 6-0
     No. 2     Obsitnik (VU) def. Lee (SJ) 6-2, 6-2
     No. 3     Jackson (SJ) def. Pagana (VU) 6-0, 6-0
     No. 4     Mitchell (SJ) def. Cooper (VU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
     No. 5     Kenney (VU) def Stellato (SJ) 6-2, 6-4
     No. 6     Svetholz (VU) def. Leyva (SJ) 6-1, 6-0
     Doubles
     No. 1     Monhartove/Lee (SJ) def. Bellock/ Obsitnik (VU) 8-6
     No. 2     Mitchell/ Stellato (SJ) def. Cooper/Svetholz (VU) 8-4
     No. 3     Kenney/Morgan (VU) def. Jackson/ Leyva (SJ) 8-1

LAFAYETTE RESULTS:
     Singles
     No. 1     Severance (L) def. Bellock 6-2, 6-2
     No. 2     Gushen (L) def. Obsitnik (VU) 6-3, 6-4
     No. 3     Rowe (L) def. Pagana (VU) 6-2, 6-1
     No. 4     Cooper (VU) def. Collins 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
     No. 5     Todd (L) def. Kenney (VU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
     No. 6     Lucero (L) def. Svetholz (VU) 6-0, 6-2 

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