Women's Tennis Drops Heartbreaker to Loyola in MAAC Championships

April 23, 2004

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y - Denisa Hluchova held top singles and Julia Lebedev earned a three-set win at third singles, but it wasn't enough to offset Loyola as the Saints fell 5-2 in the first round of the MAAC Championships Friday at the US Tennis Complex in Flushing Meadows. Siena also won the top doubles match, but lost the point with defeats in second and third doubles. Siena will take on Saint Peter's at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the consolation bracket.


1. SC D. Hluchova and Andrea Disponzio def. C. Pilkington and K. Russo (8-1)
2. LC A. Nitch and J. Liberatore def. J. Lebedev and Betsy Brookins (8-6)
3. G. Turturiello and C. Najour def. Brooke Fisher and Megan Slenkamp (9-8)

1. SC Denisa Hluchova def. Carolyn Pilkington (6-2 and 6-1)
2. LC Kaitlin Russo def. Andrea Disponzio (7-5 and 6-3)
3. SC Julia Lebedev def. Gina Turturiello (4-6, 6-2 and 6-1)
4. LC Amy Nitch def. Betsy Brookins (7-6(5) and 6-3)
5. LC Claire Najour def. Brooke Fisher (7-5 and 6-4)
6. LC Stefanie Clay def. Sugam Langer (4-6, 6-3 and 6-4)