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Women's Tennis Falls to Mayaguez, 7-2, in Puerto Rico

Amy Shaw Aguadilla, Puerto Rico -- March 15, 2009 -- Amy Shaw won her match at No. 1 singles, but her Springfield College women's tennis team lost its opening match of its trip to Puerto Rico -- to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, 7-2 -- earlier today. As this match was not played against a four-year U.S. college institution, it does not count in Springfield's won-loss column.

This was Springfield's first women's tennis match of any kind since October 14.

Springfield found itself trailing 3-0 after doubles play.

But SC did win two singles matches. Shaw, a sophomore from Walpole, Mass., defeated Natalia Ramos in a third-set super-tiebreaker, 4-6, 7-5 (10-7) at No. 1 singles. At No. 5 singles, sophomore Kristi Maltz (Cranston, R.I.) defeated Darilyn Garcia, also in a third-set super-tiebreaker, 6-1, 4-6 (11-9).

Up next, Springfield will take on SUNY-Geneseo Tuesday at 8 am.

Final Score: UPR-Mayaguez 7, Springfield 2

1) Alexandra Escalera/Natalia Ramos (UPR) def. Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SC), 8-3
2) Gabriella Rodriguez/Darilyn Garcia (UPR) def. Funmi Olowookere/Talya Pessolano (SC), 8-5
3) Alexandra Aviles/Joanna Ortiz (UPR) def. Kristi Maltz/Beth Slotnick (SC), 8-2

1) Shaw (SC) def. Ramos (UPR), 4-6, 7-5 (10-7)
2) Escalera (UPR) def. Olowookere (SC), 6-1, 6-2
3) Aviles (UPR) def. Walgren (SC), 6-4, 6-1
4) Rodriguez (UPR) def. Pessolano (SC), 6-4, 6-2
5) Maltz (SC) def. Garcia (UPR), 6-1, 4-6 (11-9)
6) Ortiz (UPR) def. Slotnick (SC), 4-6, 6-2 (10-8)

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