Mount Women's Tennis Has Strong Showing At Bucknell Invitational

Lewisburg, Pa. (September 23, 2012)-- Taylor D'Agostino had a good weekend, finishing 2nd in Flight C Singles this past weekend at the Bucknell Invitational.

In Flight A Doubles, the duo of Sam Pinchoff and Kelly Conroy won their first round matchup against Bucknell's Schneider and Morgan, 8-4. The tandem then picked up a win against Shea and Lazarus from Colgate. Pinchoff and Conroy won 8-6. The team lost in the semis to Smyth and Kuse from Villanova, 8-2. The other Mount team of Liz Rossi and Carly Landini had a similar path. They won their first round matchup with Cioffi and Vidrascu from Bucknell, 9-7. They downed the team of Mancini and West from Villanova 9-8. The suffered a loss to Pino and Bush from Bucknell in the semis, 8-4. 

Flight B Doubles saw the Mount team of D'Agostino and fellow sophomore Danielle Nguyen get to the backdraw finals. The duo downed Reitenauer and Flynn from Bloomsburg 9-7. The team fell to Grant and Finn from Colgate, 8-2 in the finals. 

Flight A Singles saw the Mount's top two in Pinchoff and Conroy. Pinchoff lost her first round matchup with Jennifer Ho from Colgate, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8. She bounced back to defeat Michelle Perez of Bloomsburg four and two in the first round of the backdraw. Conroy won her first round matchup against Colgate's Kelsey Shea. Conroy won 6-7, 6-3, 11-9.

Flight B started off with a couple first round wins by Mountaineers. Senior Carly Landini knocked off Ellie Fraser of Bucknell, 6-3, 6-3; while fellow senior Renee Deane beat Nicole Slagle of Bloomsburg 6-3, 6-2. Landini followed up with another win against Natalie Greenholt of Bloomsburg, 6-3, 6-2. Deane also won her next round 6-3, 6-2 over Steph Pino. Deane advanced to the final by knocking off Lazarus 6-3, 3-6, 10-6. She would fall in the final 6-0, 4-6, 10-1 to Allsion Kuse. 

Flight C featured five Mountaineers. Freshman Isabella Draper drew a first round bye, which pitted her against teammate Danielle Nguyen. Nguyen won her first round matchup 6-1, 6-1 over Alyssa Liples of Bloomsburg. Nguyen would defeat Draper by the same score in the next round. Taylor D'Agostino defeated Becky Silvers of Colgate 6-2, 6-1 in the first round, then beat Erin Reitenauer 6-1, 6-1. D'Agostino met Nguyen in the semis, where Taylor won 5-7, 6-3, 10-8. Sophomore Jenny Smith won her first round match, 6-2, 6-0 before falling in the next round. Liz Rossi won her first round over Flynn 6-0, 6-0. She rolled in the next round over Jackie Finn 6-1, 6-1. 

The women return to action this Tuesday at Shepherd. The match begins at 3:00 PM.