Saturday, April 26, 2008

UAlbany Tennis Wraps Up America East Tournament Play With Win Over Hartford

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

New Haven, Conn. – Charlotte Tatler and Kim Weltman each recorded straight-set victories in singles competition and teamed up for a victory at No. 3 doubles to lead fifth-seeded UAlbany to a 4-0 win over No. 6 Hartford in the consolation round of the America East Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Saturday afternoon at Yale Tennis Center. The match ended after UAlbany achieved the four points needed to determine the winner.

Weltman recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hartford’s Nikki Haynal at No. 3 singles while Tatler defeated Hali Dorfman, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 4 position. The two teamed up to post an 8-0 victory over Jessica Ruggles and Michelle Tafur in doubles action.

UAlbany’s Aimee Kern and Susan Ma defeated Raquel Casino and Kasey Michaels, 8-1, at the top doubles spot, while Amanda Hall and teammate Laine Mackey defeated Haynal and Dorfman, 8-1 in the No. 2 doubles match. Hall recorded a 6-0, 6-0 decision over Tafur at No. 6 singles to win the final point needed for the Great Danes to secure the match win.

UAlbany finishes the season with an 18-7 record in match play, setting a new program record for wins.


America East Conference Women’s Tennis Championship

(Yale Tennis Center, New Haven, Conn.)

#5 UAlbany 4, #5 Hartford 0

Singles (one team point for each win)

Aimee Kern (UA) led Raquel Casino (UH), 6-0, 3-0, DNF

Susan Ma (UA) led Kasey Michaels (UH), 6-0, 2-1, DNF

Kim Weltman (UA) def. Nikki Haynal (UH), 6-0, 6-0

Charlotte Tatler (UA) def. Hali Dorfman (UH), 6-0, 6-0

Laine Mackey (UA) vs. Jessica Ruggles (UH), DNS

Amanda Hall (UA) def. Michelle Tafur (UH), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles (one team point for best two-of-three)

Kern/Ma (UA) def. Casino/Michaels (UH), 8-1

Hall/Mackey (UA) def. Haynal/Dorfman (UH), 8-1

Weltman/Tatler (UA) def. Ruggles/Tafur (UH), 8-0

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