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Courtesy: USF Athletics

Tennis Drops Spring Break Match to William Smith

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 03/19/2012
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In the first match of its spring break trip, the University of Sioux Falls women's tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss to William Smith College. The match was played at the Gatlin Recreation Complex in Orlando, Fla.

USF drops to 1-7 this season. William Smith is now 2-1.

Sophomore Rachel Hussey and freshman Morgan DeLange were beaten 8-3 at No. 1 doubles by senior Joanie Hilton and junior Kiara Ocasio. Sophomore Karlee Sieve and junior Caitlin Vance fell 8-1 to the senior tandem of Casey Kennedy and Katie Serock at No. 2. The Herons won by default at the No. 3 doubles spot.

Ahead 3-0 at the start of singles play, the Herons closed out the match with decisive victories from No. 1 to No. 6 singles. William Smith dropped just four games in singles play. USF also forfeited at number six singles (no entrants).

USF is back in action tomorrow against the Flying Dutch of Hope College (NCAA D-III, MIAA).


William Smith 9, Univ. of Sioux Falls 0

Mar 19, 2012 at Orlando, Fla.
Singles competition
1. Casey Kennedy (WSC) def. Rachel Hussey (USF) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kiara Ocasio (WSC) def. Karlee Sieve (USF) 6-1, 6-0
3. Joanie Hilton (WSC) def. Morgan DeLange (USF) 6-0, 6-1
4. Hallsey Leighton (WSC) def. Caitlin Vance (USF) 6-0, 6-0
5. Casey Nicoletti (WSC) def. Dannika Nash (USF) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kate O'Connor (WSC) def. No Player (USF), by default
Doubles competition
1. Joanie Hilton/Kiara Ocasio (WSC) def. Rachel Hussey/Morgan DeLange (USF) 8-3
2. Casey Kennedy/Katie Serock (WSC) def. Karlee Sieve/Caitlin Vance (USF) 8-1
3. Hallsey Leighton/Remy Raevsky (WSC) def. No Player/No Player (USF), by default
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