Resumption of Suspended Match Produces Sad Ending

Resumption of Suspended Match Produces Sad Ending

Lee, Walsh Team Up for Goucher's Only Win in Doubles

TOWSON, Md. — Goucher's Landmark Conference match against Susquehanna that was postponed two times and even suspended once by darkness was concluded today.

At the time it was suspended, the Gophers and Crusaders had each won four matches and the one remaining match at No. 6 singles between Goucher's Vickey Casey (Orange, N.J./Chatham Hall) and Susquehanna's Brielle Ferlauto was tied at one set apiece and the third set was knotted up at 5-5.

Upon resumption this afternoon, each player won another game before Ferlauto prevailed in a tiebreaker that lasted 10 points to emerge with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) victory. Her win gave the Crusaders the point they needed to secure a 5-4 win over head coach Sally Baum's Gophers.

Goucher's three wins in singles play came from Ariel Lin (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) at No. 2, Alexandra Walsh (Greens Farms, Conn./Staples) at No. 4 and Addie Maxwell (Southwest Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island) at No. 5. Lin topped Shelby O'Riley 6-3, 6-3 and is now 14-1 in singles play in 2011-12.

Walsh turned back Abby Hess 6-4, 6-3; Maxwell polished off Ellen Pulsinelle 6-1, 6-3.

Like Casey, Mara Bergman (Summit, N.J./Summit) also fell in three sets in her match against Jessica Klinger at No. 3. Klinger came out on top 7-6 (7), 1-6, 6-1.

The Gophers (7-5, 0-2 Landmark) managed only an 8-1 win by Meaghan Lee (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) and Walsh over Julia Lerner and Klinger at No. 2 during the doubles competition. The other two doubles matches were much closer, but the Crusaders (6-4, 1-1 Landmark) won both of them: O'Riley and Hess knocked off Bergman and Lin, 8-6, at No. 1 and Pulsinelle and Ferlauto got by Maxwell and Casey, 8-5, at No. 3.