Women’s tennis reaches 35th PAC win

By Laura Lombardi
September 20, 2007

The Women’s tennis team had extraordinary performances this past weekend as they are tied for the record of 35 consecutive Pennsylvania Athletic Conference wins.

The team beat Cedar Crest College 8-1 on Friday, Sept. 14 then defeated Marywood University on Saturday, Sept. 15 with another 8-1 victory. The Marywood match tied the Cavaliers for the PAC record of 35 consecutive wins, ironically held by their Saturday opponent.

The Cavaliers, now 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the PAC, swept the doubles competition with partners junior graphic design major Dina DiTaranto and senior English secondary education major Carolyn Wilson, freshman undeclared major Megan Simmons and junior business administration major Christine Telling and freshman physical therapy major Stephanie Tighe and sophomore elementary education major Nicole Pontious.

With one more “W”, it will be the first time the Cavaliers have achieved a feat of 36 consecutive wins.

DiTaranto said, “I think our team is stronger than ever. We have a strong ethic and we love to win! We’re looking forward to gaining a fourth PAC championship title and bringing home the plaque where it belongs.”

Simmons said, “I think that the 35 wins is awesome and I’m so excited about breaking the record and am very proud to be apart of the team to help beat the record.”

The team will aim to break the tie between them and Marywood and register 36 wins at their next home game against the College of Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m.

Simmons said, “All of the girls, ‘our tennis family,’ are so supportive of each other, and I think that is one of the main reasons why our team is so successful, besides all of our hard work and everyone’s dedication.”

Often, when the women’s team is playing a home match, the other Cabrini single and double teams will practice on the back courts, but several other players will stick around to cheer on their friends.

The Cavalier fans are always very supportive by waving posters and signs that give hope and inspiration to outlast their opponents.

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