Mount St. Mary's (0-1) vs. Shepherd (3-2)
Tuesday September 20, 3:00 p.m.
Mount Tennis Courts * Emmitsburg, Md.
Mount Update: The Women's team comes into Tuesday's contest with the Rams after participating in the Bucknell Invitational this past weekend. The tandem of Carly Landini and Renee Deane took the Flight A doubles back draw championship. In singles action, Kelly Conroy won Flight A singles back draw, and both Taylor D'Agostino and Danielle Nguyen lost in the consolation finals of Flight B and Flight C singles respectively.
About Shepherd: Shepherd comes into the match 3-2 overall after losing against West Liberty on Sunday. The Rams were swept 9-0 in the contest.
Last Year: The Mount earned a 7-2 victory over Shepherd down in Shepherdstown, WV. The Mount won five of the six singles matches to cruise to victory. In doubles action, The Mount won two of three matches to seal the victory. Emily Bolchoz and Renee Deane won at No. 1 doubles, and Kelly Conroy and Samantha Pinchoff earned an 8-0 victory at the No. 3 spot.
The All-Time Series: This is the 10th meeting all-time between the two schools, with the Mount holding a commanding 9-0 lead in the series. The Mount won the very first meeting between the two back in 2001 with 6-1 win in Emmitsburg.
About Last Year: The team posted double digit wins for the 7th consecutive season. Five players recorded double digit wins in singles play, with sophomore Kelly Conroy (Tallahassee, Fla./John Paul II) having a solid record of 15-8. Conroy also went 15-7 in doubles play with her partner Samantha Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield).
Trio of Terror: The team's junior class is just as deadly as it is on the men's side. The group is made up of Kelly Conroy, Renee Deane (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral), and Carly Landini (Newark, Del./Archmere Academy). Conroy boasts a 32-14 record for her singles career and an 18-13 doubles record. Deane has a 27-19 singles record and a 30-20 doubles record. Landini has posted 23 wins in both singles and doubles over her two years thus far.
Strong Future: The sophomore class has a two-headed monster of their own in Samantha Pinchoff and Liz Rossi (Flanders, N.Y./Bishop McGann-Mercy). Pinchoff and Rossi combined for 15 wins in their first season. Pinchoff had 12 of the 15, while Rossi had the other 3, going 3-1 on the year.
7th Heaven: The team had double digit wins for the seventh consecutive season. They have had a winning record six of the seven seasons, with the 2008-09 team going 10-10 that year. The team has posted a 14-3 conference record dating back to the 2006-07 season.
Up Next: The women's team will participate in the George Mason Invitational Friday, September 24 through Saturday, September 25.