Tennis splits weekend matches, Magee nets 100th win

By Kevin Durso
September 19, 2012

The women’s tennis team improved to 2-2 on the season after a 9-0 sweep of Notre Dame University of Maryland on Saturday, Sept. 15. (Staff Photographer / John Motto)

The Lady Cavs hit the court twice over the weekend and split their matches against Neumann University and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

The Lady Cavs dropped a close match against Neumann on Friday, Sept. 14, by a score of 5-4 at Dixon Courts. They rebounded on Saturday, Sept. 15, for a 9-0 sweep over Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Neumann won doubles competition in Friday’s match, taking two of three from the Lady Cavs. They managed to win three of the singles matches, with junior Katie Kennedy, freshman Nicole Broccolino and freshman Mackenzie Murray winning their matches, but couldn’t pull out the victory.

The next day, in their first road match of the season, the Lady Cavs swept out the Gators with dominating wins. Kennedy, Broccolino and Murray joined freshman teammate Mia Scocozzo, sophomore Samantha Trumbo and junior Victoria Nastala as victors of singles matches. The teams of Kennedy and Broccolino, Murray and Scocozzo and Trumbo and Nastala each won their doubles matches.

Eight of the nine matches were won in straight sets. All three doubles matches were straight-set wins. Broccolino lost the only set for Cabrini on the day, dropping the first set of her singles match to Celeste Holmes-Tate, 7-5, before taking the final two sets 6-2 and 10-3.

The win was the 100th for head coach John Magee. He is 100-39 in his nine seasons as head coach.

The weekend split also improved the Lady Cavs to 2-2 on the season. All of their games have been against CSAC opponents.

The Lady Cavs take a break from CSAC play when they host Richard Stockton College on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. They return to CSAC play on Friday, Sept. 21, when they face Immaculata University in an away match at 3:30 p.m.

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