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Sept. 27, 1997

Villanova Falls to Bucknell in Women's Tennis

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- In a match played in Lewisburg, Pa, the Villanova women's tennis dropped a 7-2 decision to Bucknell University. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 4-4 on the season.

Villanova got a strong effort from junior Colleen Obsitnik (Lansing, Mich/Okemos H.S.) at No. 2 singles. Obsitnik downed Bucknell's Kristin Jones in straight sets by scores 6-3, 6-1. The day's most exciting match came at No. 4 singles where Villanova sophomore Katie Cooper (Summit, NJ/ Oak Knoll School) lost a hard-fought 7-5, 7-6 decision to Blakely Lauric.

In doubles play, the Villanova duo of Dorothy Bellock (Hinsdale, Ill/Benet Academy) and Obsitnik downed Bucknell's Leah Lenor and Kerry Callaghan by a score of 8-6.

The Wildcats return to action on Thursday, Oct. 2 when they travel to Lafayette for a 3 p.m. match.

     No. 1          Lenor (B) def. Bellock (VU)        6-2, 6-0
     No. 2          Obsitnik (VU) def. Jones (B)       6-3, 6-1
     No. 3          Callaghan (B) def. Pagana (VU)     6-0, 6-0
     No. 4          Lauric (B) def. Cooper (VU)        7-5, 7-6
     No. 5          Roland (B) def. Kenney (VU)        6-3, 6-3
     No. 6          Eason (B) def. Svetholz (VU)       6-2, 6-1

     No.1           Bellock/Obsitnik (VU) def.  Lenor/Callaghan (B)   8-6
     No. 2          Roland/Grossman (B) def. Pagana/Svetholz (VU)     8-2
     No. 3          Wurzburg/Honko (B) def. Kenney/Morgan (VU)   8-3