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WOMEN'S TENNIS SPLITS IN FIRST DAY OF NEC TOURNAMENT

Updated: April 21, 2012 - 08:05 a.m. (ET)
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WEST WINDSOR, N.J.- Monmouth University women's tennis won its opening round match against Wagner 5-0, but fell to top-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson 4-0 to end their hopes at a Northeast Conference Championship.

In the match against Wagner, the Hawks won or were winning every match when it was stopped due to time constraints. Sophomore Brooke Verdiglione (Englishtown, N.J./St. John Vianney) defeated Kari Rezac 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles spot, with Ashley Sandler (Jericho, N.Y./Syosset) earning a 6-1 win at No. 3 and Dana Ferrari (Saddlebrook, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) sweeping Lauren Hauer 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4. Senior Jessica Slinger (Tinton Falls, N.J./Monmouth Regional) was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Catharine Scavelli in the final singles spot.  The Hawks won both the first and third doubles matches and was winning the third when it was called.

Monmouth advanced to play top-seeded FDU, eventually losing 4-0. The Knights swept the Hawks 8-0 in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles competition to earn the team point. FDU earned wins at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 spots to capture the victory and move on to quarterfinal play.

The Hawks, 4-17 overall, will play Mount St. Mary's in the consolation bracket at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Monmouth 5, Wagner 0
04/20/12 at West Windsor, NJ (Mercer County Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. LIPPENS, Nicole (MU) vs. JURGIELEWICZ, Rachel (WC) 2-4, unfinished

2. VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) def. REZAC, Kari (WC) 6-1, 6-1

3. SANDLER, Ashley (MU) def. ARNOLD, Nikki (WC) 6-0, 6-1

4. FERRARI, Dana (MU) def. HAUER, Lauren (WC) 6-0, 6-0

5. D'ARCY, Liz (MU) vs. TEICHMAN, Julie (WC) 2-6, unfinished

6. SLINGER, Jessica (MU) def. SCAVELLI, Catharine (WC) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. LIPPENS, Nicole/VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) def. ARNOLD, Nikki/HAUER, Lauren (WC) 8-3

2. FERRARI, Dana/SLINGER, Jessica (MU) vs. JURGIELEWICZ, Rachel/TEICHMAN, Julie (WC) 4-5, unfinished

3. SANDLER, Ashley/TURNER, Sarah (MU) def. REZAC, Kari/DILEO, Sabrina (WC) 8-1

Match Notes

NEC Tournament Outbracket Match: #8 Monmouth vs. #9 Wagner






Fairleigh Dickinson 4, Monmouth 0
04/20/12 at West Windsor, NJ (Mercer County Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. RAPAPORT, Anna (FDU) def. LIPPENS, Nicole (MU) 6-0, 6-0

2. BOTES, Elmine (FDU) def. VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) 6-0, 6-0

3. PRANTL, Julia (FDU) vs. SANDLER, Ashley (MU) 4-5, unfinished

4. DEMENTYEVA, Irina (FDU) def. FERRARI, Dana (MU) 6-0, 6-0

5. MORINA, Egzona (FDU) vs. D'ARCY, Liz (MU) 6-2, 4-0, unfinished

6. LEME, Mauela (FDU) vs. SLINGER, Jessica (MU) 6-0, 2-1, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. RAPAPORT, Anna/DEMENTYEVA, Irina (FDU) vs. LIPPENS, Nicole/VERDIGLIONE, Brooke (MU) 6-0, unfinished

2. PRANTL, Julia/MORINA, Egzona (FDU) def. FERRARI, Dana/SLINGER, Jessica (MU) 8-0

3. BOTES, Elmine/LEME, Mauela (FDU) def. SANDLER, Ashley/TURNER, Sarah (MU) 8-0

Match Notes

NEC Tournament Quarterfinals: #1 Fairleigh Dickinson vs. #8 Monmouth




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