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Women's Tennis Competes at Bloomsburg Invitational to Open Season



Sept. 13, 2004

Villanova, Pa.--The Villanova Women's tennis team opened up their season over the weekend when they traveled to Bloomsburg, Pa. to compete in the Bloomsburg University Invitational. Other schools in competition at the Invitational were Bucknell and Binghamton (N.Y.).

Colleen Speaker went 3-0 over the weekend at No. 2 singles. Candice Carlin finished the weekend at No. 1 singles with a 1-2 record, while Courtney Flezzani, Leighann Reilly and Morgan Flezzani split their No. 3, 4 and 7 singles matches, respectively.

On the doubles front, Candice Carlin and Colleen Speaker teamed up to defeat Iida Hokkanen and Emily Pratt of Bloomsburg along with Lya Kushnirovich and Jelena Koprivica of Binghamton. Courtney Flezani and Leighann Reilly beat Zeneyp Altinay and Alyssa Freeman of Binghamton. Along with their win came Lindsey Puchyr and Katie Fleszar won their doubles match vs. Binghamton, defeating Jenn Naegeli and Vera Popova. The women's next match at LaSalle, scheduled for Tuesday, will be rescheduled. They travel to St. Joseph's on Tuesday, September 21 to face-off against the Hawks.

Bloomsburg vs. Villanova University (Singles)

1. Candice Carlin (VU) def. Iida Hokkanen (Bloom), 6-4, 6-1
2. Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Emily Murphy (Bloom), 6-1, 6-2
3. Courtney Flezzani (VU) def. Lindsey Wyckoff (Bloom), 7-5, 6-4
4. Leighann Reilly (VU) def. Lauren Colfer (Bloom), 6-3, 6-0
5. Kim Harvey (Bloom) def. Lindsey Puchyr (VU), 6-4, 7-5
6. Torie Cunningham (Bloom) def. Morgan Flezzani (VU) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
7. Brande Hansteen (Bloom) def. Katie Flezzar (VU) 7-6, 7-5
8. Taryn Cappellini (VU) def. Emily Pratt (Bloom) 6-4, 5-7, 10-5

Bucknell vs. Villanova (Singles)

1. Nada Curcic (BU) def. Candie Carlin (VU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Veronica Brown (BU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Tanya Sichko (BU) def. Leighhann Reilly (VU) 7-5, 1-6, (8)
4. Rheanna Gaskin (BU) def. Courtney Fluzzani (VU) 6-4, 3-6, (7)
5. Chelsea Mills (BU) def. Lindsey Puchyr (VU) 6-4, 6-4
6. Katie Flezzar (VU) def. Caitie Baffa (BU) 6-3, 1-6, (6)
7. Reve Clinton (BU) def. Morgan Flezzani (VU) 7-5, 6-4

Binghamton vs. Villanova (Singles)

1. Zeynep Altnay (Bing) def. Candice Carlin (VU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Jelena Koprivica DEF.
3. Lya Kushnirovich (Bing.) def. Courtney Flezzani (VU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Jenn Naegeli (Bing.) def. Leighann Reilly (VU)1-6, 6-4, (10-1)
5. Alyssa Freeman (Bing.) def. Lindsey Puchyr (VU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Taryn Cappellini (VU) def. Vera Popova (Bing)6-4, 7-5
7. Morgan Flezzani (VU) def. Gayathri Balasundar (Bing.)6-2, 6-1
8. Katie Fleszar (VU) def. Lilian Santos (Bing.) 6-0, 6-0

Women's Doubles
Bloomsburg vs. Villanova

Candice Carlin/Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Iida Hokkanen/Emily Pratt (Bloom) 8-4
Emily Murphy/Kim Harvey (VU) def. Courtney Flezzani/Leighann Reilly 8-2 (Bloom)
Lindsey Wyckoff/Tracy Nissenbaum (Bloom) def. Morgan Flezzani/Taryn Cappellini 9-7 (VU)
Brande Hansteen/Torie Cunningham (Bloom) def. Lindsey Puchyr/Katie Fleszar 8-6 (VU)

Bucknell vs. Villanova University

Nada Curcic/Veronica Brown (BU) def. Candice Carlin/Leighann Reilly (VU) 8-4
Courtney Flezzani/Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Tanya Sichko/Rhea Gaskin (BU) 8-4
Chelsea Mills/Catie Beffa (BU) def. Taryn Cappellini/Lindsey Puchyr 8-6 (VU)
Katie Fleszar/Morgan Flezzani (VU) def. Kelly Porter/Rene Clinton (BU) 8-2

Binghamton vs. Villanova University
Candice Carlin/Colleen Speaker (VU) def. Lya Kushnirovich/Jelena Koprivica (Bing.) 8-6
Zeneyp Altinay/Alyssa Freeman (Bing.) def. Courtney Flezzani/Leighann Reilly (VU) 8-4
Lindsey Puchyr/Katie Fleszar (VU) def. Jenn Naegeli/Vera Popova(Bing.) 8-4



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