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Trinity Hands Women's Tennis 9-0 Loss

Hartford, Conn. – October 11, 2007 -- The Trinity College women's tennis team handed the Springfield College Pride a 9-0 defeat this afternoon in women’s tennis action. The Bantams won by a 9-0 count, allowing no player on the Springfield roster more than two points in any of their singles matches.

First-year student Robyn Williams (Bulawayo/Zimbabwe) and junior Brenna Driscoll (Milton, Mass.), defeated their opponents in the No. 1 and No. 2 singles slots to lead the charge for the Bantams. The two also paired up to win the No. 1 doubles slot 8-2.

Sophomore Rachel Kushma (London, England) managed three points on the day in the No. 4 spot to lead the Pride. Senior Shannon Desroches (Belchertown, Mass.) and senior Jessica Sousa (Falmouth, Mass.) were competitive in the No. 2 doubles slot for Springfield, falling 8-4 to senior Sydney Meckler (San Francisco, Calif.) and sophomore Olivia Merns (New York, N.Y.).

Trinity is now 2-1 on the season, while Springfield drops to 2-7.

1. TC- Robyn Williams d. Melissa Weinstein 6-1, 6-0
2. TC- Brenna Driscoll d. Amy Shaw 6-0, 6-0
3. TC- Arielle Leben d. Jessica Sousa 6-0, 6-0
4. TC- Jillian Steckloff d. Rachel Kushma 6-1, 6-2
5. TC- Sydney Meckler d. Shannon Deroches 6-0, 6-0
6. TC- Schyler Livingston d. Sarah Russo 6-1, 6-1

1. TC- Williams/Driscoll d. Weinstein/Shaw 8-2
2. TC- Meckler/Merns d. Deroches/Sousa 8-6
3. TC- Leben/Steckloff d. Russo/ Kyle Walgren 9-8

Trinity (Conn.) 9, Springfield 0

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