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Women's Tennis Drops a 6-3 Decision to Conn. College in Puerto Rico

Amy Shaw Aguadilla, Puerto Rico -- March 19, 2009 -- Sophomore Amy Shaw (Walpole, Mass.) had a good day as a double winner, but her teammates could not provide enough help as her Springfield College women's tennis team fell to Connecticut College, 6-3, this morning in Puerto Rico.

Shaw was a winner at her No. 1 singles slot, defeating Becca Heupfel, 6-3, 1-6 6-4. Earlier, she had teamed with sophomore Kyla Walgren (West Hartford, Conn.) at No. 1 singles, winning 8-6.

The ony other winner for the Pride was junior Beth Slotnick (Nanuet, N.Y.) at No. 6 singles by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Tomorrow, the team will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico on the other side of the island. On Saturday, the women will play the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras at 9 am.

Final Score: Connecticut College 6, Springfield 3

1) Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SC) def. Becca Heupfel/Sara Yeransian (CC), 8-6
2) Caroline Barone/Ari Olswanger (CC) def. Funmi Olowookere/Talya Pessolano (SC), 8-4
3) Alicia Cauteruccio/Naomi Hoffman (CC) def. Kristi Maltz/Beth Slotnick (SC), 8-4

1) Amy Shaw (SC) def. Becca Heupfel (CC), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
2) Caroline Barone (CC) def. Funmi Olowookere (SC), 6-3, 6-1
3) Sara Yeransian (CC) def. Kyla Walgren (SC), 7-6 (6), 6-2
4) Alicia Cauteruccio (CC) def. Talya Pessolano (SC), 6-1, 6-0
5) Ari Olswanger (CC) def. Krist Waltz (SC), 6-0, 6-1
6) Beth Slotnick (SC) def. Lauren Lenz (CC), 6-0, 6-1

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