May 8, 2009

LEXINGTON, VA. -- Meredith ended Gwynedd-Mercy's postseason run with a 5-1 result in the first-round of the 2009 NCAA Divsion III Women's Tennis Team Tournament hosted by Washington & Lee University.

The single win came from the #1 doubles team of Davida Phillips and Erin Fallon, winning 8-6 over Morgan Martin and Kathryn Maples.

The Griffins cap off an impressive 2008-09 season with a final record of 16-3, winning their first CSAC Team Championship and producing three individual champions at the CSAC Tournament, plus head coach Jim Holt was named the CSAC Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.

Results Meredith 5, Gwynedd-Mercy 1 May 08, 2009 at Lexington, Va. Singles 1. Davida Phillips (GMWT) vs. MARTIN, Morgan (MER) no result 2. BAIRD, Brooke (MER) def. Erin Fallon (GMWT) 6-1, 6-2 3. Chelsea Donde (GMWT) vs. MAPLES, Kathryn (MER) no result 4. PEARSALL, Ashley (MER) def. Jessica Scarpello (GMWT) 6-1, 6-1 5. Ashley Bowie (GMWT) vs. DILLON, Caitlin (MER) no result 6. PARKS, Molly (MER) def. Gina Palermo (GMWT) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles 1. Davida Phillips/Erin Fallon (GMWT) def. MARTIN, Morgan/MAPLES, Kathryn (MER) 8-6 2. BAIRD, Brooke/PEARSALL, Ashley (MER) def. Ashley Bowie/Jessica Scarpello (GMWT) 9-8 (8-6) 3. PARKS, Molly/DILLON, Caitlin (MER) def. Chelsea Donde/Heather Morgan (GMWT) 9-8 (7-3)

Match Notes Gwynedd-Mercy 16-3 Meredith 18-3; Regional ranking #11 2009 NCAA Tournament First-Round Match