Saturday, February 9, 2008

UAlbany Tennis Sweeps Youngstown State and St. Bonaventure

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – Susan Ma won both her singles matches and combined for two doubles victories to lead the UAlbany tennis team to a sweep of Youngstown State and St. Bonaventure on Saturday at the St. Bonaventure Indoor Fitness Center.

Ma defeated Tanisha Welch 6-3, 6-1 at second singles for her first victory of the day. She later teamed with Aimee Kern for an 8-5 win over Anna Volkova and Kelly Culbertson. Kim Weltman topped Irena Lanc 2-6, 6-1, 10-4 at third singles, while Charlotte Tatler defeated Culbertson 6-2, 6-3 at fourth singles.

Against St. Bonaventure, Ma won her No. 2 singles match against Anna Perevenzetseva in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 and teamed with Kern for an 8-2 victory over Ana Delgado and Yolande Callaghan. Kern defeated Callaghan 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) at No. 1 singles. Weltman and Tatler earned their second singles wins of the day with sweeps of Maria Barousse at No. 3 singles and Delgado at No. 4 singles, respectively. Freshman Laine Mackey picked up a 6-0, 6-4 victory at No. 5 singles, while Amanda Hall won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

In doubles action, Mackey and Hall topped Perevenzetseva and Vanessa Rumple 8-3 at second doubles and Tatler and Weltman won 8-1 at third doubles.

The Great Danes, who remain unbeaten at 7-0 on the season, return to action on Saturday, Feb. 16 against Providence at 1 p.m.


UAlbany def. Youngstown State 6-1
1) Anna Volkova (YSU) def. Aimee Kern (UA) 7-5, 6-2
2) Susan Ma (UA) def. Tanisha Welch (YSU) 6-3, 6-1
3) Kim Weltman (UA) def. Irena Lanc (YSU) 2-6, 6-1, 10-4
4) Charlotte Tatler (UA) def. Kelly Culbertson (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
5) UAlbany by default
6) UAlbany by default

1) Ma/Kern (UA) def. Volkova/Culbertson (YSU) 8-5
2) Welch/Lanc (YSU) def. Amanda Hall/Laine Mackey (UA) 8-5
3) UAlbany by default

UAlbany def. St. Bonaventure 7-0
1) Aimee Kern (UA) def. Yolande Callaghan (SBU) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
2) Susan Ma (UA) def. Anna Perevenzetseva (SBU) 6-4, 6-3
3) Kim Weltman (UA) def. Maria Barousse (SBU) 6-3, 6-3
4) Charlotte Tatler (UA) def. Ana Delgado (SBU) 6-1, 6-0
5) Laine Mackey (UA) def. Anna Martorell (SBU) 6-0, 6-4
6) Amanda Hall (UA) def. Vanessa Rumple (SBU) 6-2, 6-2

1) Kern/Ma (UA) def. Callaghan/Delgado (SBU) 8-2
2) Mackey/Hall (UA) def. Perevenzetseva/Rumple (SBU) 8-3
3) Tatler/Weltman (UA) def. Barousse/Martorell (SBU) 8-1

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