Gophers Bow to Greyhounds in Landmark Semifinals

Gophers Bow to Greyhounds in Landmark Semifinals

Heinz Collects 12th Singles Victory to Tie Attarha, Grimm for Team Lead

April 22, 2008

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Goucher's 2007-08 season came to a close today when the Gophers took a 7-2 hit from Moravian in the semifinals of the inaugural Landmark Conference championship tournament.

With the win, the Greyhounds (9-5) advance to take on Scranton for the Landmark Conference crown on Saturday. In today's other semifinal, the Royals topped Catholic, 6-3.

When the Gophers lost to Moravian, 5-4, during the regular season, they earned one point in doubles play. Today, however, the Greyhounds jumped out to a 3-0 lead by sweeping the doubles matches. At No. 1, Lindsey Hopper and Dyana Swan turned back Joan Pulupa (Gaithersburg, MD/Richard Montgomery) and Carly Heinz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood). 8-6.

Christina Grimm (Greenwich, CT/New Hampton) and Chloe Scott-Giry (Amagansett, NY/The Ross School), who needed one more doubles win to tie the Goucher women's tennis program's single-season record, lost 8-1 at No. 2 to Brittany Popaca and Jennel Yelito.

The Gophers (11-8) picked up both of their points in singles play thanks to victories by Heinz at No. 2 and Scott-Giry at No. 6. Heinz defeated MaryKate Kelly 6-2, 6-3; Scott-Giry was a 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (4) winner over Rebecca Angstadt.

With her victory, Heinz finished the season with a 12-6 record in singles play, tying her with Mouna Attarha (Piedmont, CA/Piedmont) and Grimm for most singles wins on the team