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Women's Tennis Beats Greensburg 5-2, Advances in AMCC Tournament
10/12/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona women's tennis earned a trip to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Semifinals on Saturday, as the fourth-seeded Lady Lions defeated number five seed Pitt-Greensburg 5-2 at ProCare Fitness in the first round of the conference's postseason tournament.
The Lady Lions will face top-seeded Penn State Behrend on Saturday, October 19 in the AMCC Semifinals at Alpha Tennis and Fitness Club in Pittsburgh. Start time for the match is slated to be 3:30 PM.
Penn State Altoona opened the match on Saturday with a big advantage, sweeping all three doubles matches over Pitt-Greensburg.
The tandems of Michelle Colucci (Middletown, NJ/St. John Vianney)/Cassie Yatcilla (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown East), Rachael Barbush (Mechanicsburg, PA/Trinity)/Christina Thompson (Baltimore, MD/Mercy), and Taryn Kramer (Ligonier, PA/Bishop McCort)/Katelyn Piper (Roaring Spring, PA/Martinsburg Central) were each victorious to propel the Lady Lions to a 3-0 lead.
Needing only two wins in singles to clinch a victory, Penn State Altoona received a 6-2, 6-3 win in #3 singles from Yatcilla and a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) win in #4 singles from Barbush.
The #5 and #6 singles matches were not played because the match had already been decided in favor of Penn State Altoona.
Photo: Penn State Altoona freshman Christina Thompson swings during her doubles match on Saturday against Pitt-Greensburg at ProCare Fitness.