Emmitsburg, Md. (March 23, 2013)-- The Mount St. Mary's women's tennis team lost a heartbreaker, 4-3 at the hands of George Mason on Saturday afternoon. Renee Deane, Carly Landini and Liz Rossi provided the Mount with their lone points.
In doubles action, the Patriots took all three doubles matches to earn the early 1-0 lead. Kelly Conroy and Sam Pinchoff provided the Mount with their best chance at a win, taking Maya Hicks and Kiersten Pappas to an 8-7 (8-6) match at No. 1 doubles.
The Mount received points from the middle of the lineup, at spots three, four and five. Renee Deane won her match with Pappas 3-0 by default. Carly Landini followed that up with a thrilling three set match against Erdenesuren Erdenebat at No. 4. Landini won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Junior Liz Rossi rounded out the Mount points with a three set victory of her own. Rossi displaced Ashley Delaney at No. 5; 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
The women return to action on Sunday at Delaware, and then on Wednesday against Bucknell. Match time with the Bison is at 3:00 PM.
George Mason 4 - MSM 3
1. Maya Hicks/Kiersten Pappas (GMU) def. Kelly Conroy/Sam Pinchoff (MSM)- 8-7 (8-6)
2. Brittany Pilkington/Ashley Delaney (GMU) def. Renee Deane/Carly Landini (MSM)- 8-4
3. Erdenesuren Erdenebat/Ekaterina Desiatnikova (GMU) def. Liz Rossi/Jenny Smith (MSM)- 8-0
1. Brittany Pilkington (GMU) def. Kelly Conroy (MSM)- 6-3, 6-2
2. Maya Hicks (GMU) def. Sam Pinchoff (MSM)- 6-4, 6-4
3. Renee Deane (MSM) def. Kiersten Pappas (GMU)- 3-0, default
4. Carly Landini (MSM) def. Erdenesuren Erdenebat (GMU)- 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Liz Rossi (MSM) def. Ashley Delaney (GMU)- 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
6. Ekaterina Desiatnikova (GMU) def. Jenny Smith (MSM)- 6-2, 6-2