Spartans triumph over Hornets

Spartans triumph over Hornets

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Castleton women's tennis earned its ninth match victory of the season Sunday when it defeated Lyndon 7-2 at the Dudley Bell Tennis Center.

In No. 1 singles, the Spartans' Michelle Podnecky beat Jenn Falsetti (Albany, N.Y.) 6-2, 6-1 and Kate Bucci won the No. 2 singles matchup by besting Lyndon's Kayla Flynn (Johnston, R.I.) 8-7 (7-4), 6-3.

Castleton's Brittni Racine earned a win in third singles over Maria Parr (Montpelier, Vt.) 6-0, 6-3, and teammates Chelsea Crehan (6-3, 6-2) and Kristen McGinn (6-2, 6-1) were victorious in fifth and sixth singles, beating Amber Hartman (Readsboro, Vt.) and Margaret George (Glover, Vt.), respectively.

The lone Hornet win in singles came in the fourth flight as Kelsey Johnson (White River Junction, Vt.) defeated Marina Francy 6-0, 6-3.

In doubles play, Podnecky and Bucci teamed up for an 8-1 win in first doubles over Johnson and Falsetti. The tandem of Parr and Flynn followed with an 8-6 win over Racine and Crehan in second doubles before McGinn and Alyssa Panasci closed out doubles play with an 8-5 victory over Hartman and Kaitlin Cunningham (Manteca, Calif.).