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Berry Blanks Women's Tennis, 9-0

Kyla Walgren Orlando, Fla. - March 17, 2010 - The Springfield College women's tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to Berry College from Georgia in the Pride's second match of its Spring Break trip on Wednesday.

The Lady Vikings improve to 5-0 with the win and have not lost a match at singles or doubles this season. Springfield is now 1-10 overall, including the fall season, and 0-2 on this southern swing to Orlando.

Berry led 3-0 following the doubles portion of the match. Kendal Ruffner and Stephanie Herz won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, as did Barbara Tomai and Marina Lebrao at the No. 2 spot. Kirstin Ruffner and Jennifer Tinnell won at No. 3 doubles to complete the sweep.

Both Herz and Kendal Ruffner won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles respectively. Lebrao also won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

Springfield will play twice on Thursday -- against Augustana at 9 am, then again versus Connecticut College at 6:30 pm, to conclude the trip to Florida .

Final Score --Berry def.Springfield, 9-0

Doubles
Herz/Kendal Ruffner (BC)def. Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SC) 8-1
Lebrao/Tomai (BC)def. Sam Carney/Funmi Olowwookere(SC), 8-1
Kirstin Ruffner/Tinnell (BC)def. Kristi Maltz/Erin Woodbury(SC), 8-0

Singles
Marina Lebrao (BC)def. Amy Shaw(SC), 6-0, 6-2
Stephanie Herz(BC)def.Sam Carney(SC), 6-1 6-0
Kendal Ruffner (BC)def.Kyla Walgren(SC), 6-1, 6-0
Barbara Tomai (BC)def.Funmi Olowookere(SC), 6-0, 6-1
Kirstin Ruffner (BC)def.Erin Woodbury(SC), 6-2, 6-1
Jennifer Tinnell (BC)def.Vanessa Senecal(SC), 6-1, 6-1

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