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Women's Tennis Falls to UPR-Rio Piedras in Puerto Rico

Amy Shaw San Juan, Puerto Rico -- March 21, 2009 -- Kyla Walgren put up the best fight, but in the end it was not enough to prevent the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras women's tennis team from defeating Springfield College, 9-0, earlier today in SC's last match in Puerto Rico during Spring Break. As the match was not played against a four-year U.S. institution, the match did not count on Springfield's W-L record.

Final Score: UPR-Rio Piedras 9, Springfield 0

1) Yesemia Diaz/Maria Aviles (UPR) def. Amy Shaw/Kyla Walgren (SC), 8-0
2) Lopez Cepeno/Angie Troche (UPR) def. Funmi Olowookere/Talya Pessolano (SC), 8-1
3) Vangie Santiago/Zorellys Torres (UPR) def. Kristi Maltz/Beth Slotnick (SC), 8-3

1) Diaz (UPR) def. Shaw (SC), 6-3, 6-0
2) Lopez-Cepeno (UPR) def. Olowookere (SC), 6-4, 6-0
3) Torres (UPR) def. Walgren (SC), 7-6 (4), 2-6, (10-3 super tiebreaker)
4) Maria Diaz (UPR) def. Pessolano (SC), 6-3, 6-3
5) Carla Aviles (UPR) def. Maltz (SC), 6-4, 7-6 (6)
6) Akiram Castro (UPR) def. Slotnick (SC), 6-0, 6-3

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