Cardinals Roll to Opening Day Victory Indoors vs. Springfield, 8-1
With five of six Wesleyan singles players coming away with straight-set victories and the sixth capturing a three-set affair, the Cardinals lost just one doubles match en route to an 8-1 win over visiting Springfield in a match played indoors Wed., Sept. 11. Taking her #3-singles match, 6-1, 6-1 and teaming with newcomer Linda McDougal '11 (photo insert upper right) for an 8-2 win at #2 doubles, Madalina Ursu '09 (photo) was one of three double-winners for the Cardinals. McDougal also won at #5-singles while Ania Preneta '09 captured her #2-singles match without dropping a game (as did Alex Sirois '09 at #6) and joined Lizzie Collector '09 for an 8-2 triumph at #3-doubles. Heading to Skidmore for their second match of the year Sat., Sept. 15, the Cards dropped a 6-3 decision. Again, McDougal was a winner in both singles and doubles to keep her record perfect for the year. The ITA tournament at MIT Fri. through Sun., Sept. 21-23 is next on the team's schedule.