By: Laura Chapman
Assistant Sports Information Director
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Photo: JD Cavrich
HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The Juniata College women's tennis team played its final match of the fall season, Thursday, and earned the 9-0 sweep of Penn State Altoona. The Eagles only lost 15 total games in singles play and just two in doubles.
The newcomers for Juniata made a strong showing in their first collegiate dual match. Freshman Rachel Yurchisin (Cleveland, Ohio/Padua Franciscan) defeated Barbush Rachael 6-1, 6-1, from the number one singles position. Classmates Felicia Roppelt (York, Pa./Central York), Samantha Hendricks (McVeytown, Pa./Mifflin County) and Alex Willis (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Harrisburg Academy) rounded out singles play with Hendricks winning 6-0, 6-0 from the number five spot.
In doubles play, the pairing of senior Megan Phillips (Jefferson Hills, Pa./Thomas Jefferson) and junior Heather Waring (San Antonio, Texas/John Jay) improved to 6-2 on the season after defeating Rachael Barbush and Irene Lee, 8-0. First time pairing of junior Charlotte Caddick (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) and freshman Devin Ryman (Kingston, Pa./Wyoming Valley West) won 8-1 from the number three position.
The Eagles will return to action in the spring with the start of their championship season.
1. Rachael Yurchisin (JUN) def. Rachael Barbush (ALT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Jacklyn Renninger (JUN) def. Olivia Brown (ALT) 6-3, 6-3
3. Yana Kohler (JUN) def. Taryn Kramer (ALT) 6-2, 6-0
4. Felicia Roppelt (JUN) def. Irene Lee (ALT) 6-2, 6-0
5. Samantha Hendricks (JUN) def. Rebecca Balchunas (ALT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Alex Willis (JUN) def. Alli Wagner (ALT) 6-1. 6-2
1. Megan Phillips/Heather Waring (JUN) def. Rachael Barbush/Irene Lee (ALT) 8-0
2. Tory Gray/Mitsuki Koh (JUN) def. Olivia Brown/Taryn Kramer (ALT) 8-1
3. Charlotte Caddick/Debin Ryman (JUN) def. Revecca Balchunas/Alli Wagner (ALT) 8-1
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