Mount Women Finish the Mount Invitational With A Pair of Championships
In Flight A singles action, senior Kelly Conroy defeated Lydia Colvin of Bucknell 3-6, 6-4, 10-4 to advance to the consolation final, where she was upended by Morgan State's Margarita Belyakova, 6-2, 6-4 to finish in 6th place. Belyakova defeated Samantha Pinchoff, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-5. Pinchoff bounced back to take 7th place over Colvin, who withdrew.
In Flight B play, Carly Landini defeated Jen Bush of Bucknell 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the consolation final, where she would defeat Alyssa Mcandrew also of Bucknell. Landini won 6-2, 6-0 to finish in 5th.
Flight C saw the Mount's Jenny Smith down Ellie Fraser of Bucknell 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the Flight C final. She faced another Bison in Steph Pino. Smith won a hard fought three set match 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 to earn the 1st place finish. Fellow Mountaineer Liz Rossi defeated Sam Madnick 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the consolation final. She beat Elizabeth Morgan (Bucknell) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 to earn the 5th place finish.
Flight D saw sophomore Taylor D'Agostino finish in 2nd place, after losing to Loyola's Meredith Dwyer 6-4, 5-7, 12-10. Teammate Danielle Nguyen defeated Kristen Bishof 6-1, 6-1 to finish in 3rd place. Freshman Isabella Draper won her first collegiate match over Morgan State's Tiffany Hughes 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.
The doubles competition saw the Mount's duo of Pinchoff and Conroy finishing in 5th place, after they defeated Bush and Pino 8-4 in Flight A. Landini and Rossi joined forces to win Flight B with a stellar 8-1 victory over Fraser and Bishof.
The Mount returns to action this Tuesday, September 18, when they travel to Shepherd. Match time is 3:00 PM.