Lin Claims Single-Season Record for Wins in Singles Play

Lin Claims Single-Season Record for Wins in Singles Play

Bullets Win Remaining Five Singles Matches, Defeat Gophers

TOWSON, Md. — When Betsy Weingarten from the Class of 1988 is inducted into Goucher College's Athletics Hall of Fame next week, she will no longer hold the school record for most singles wins in a season by a female tennis player.

A freshman on this year's team tied the record when she defeated Heather Waring from Juniata 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 on April 14 and today Ariel Lin (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) claimed sole ownership of the mark with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Meg Kelly from Gettysburg, again at No. 2.

It was Lin's 12th win in succession and improved her 2011-12 record to 19-1. Weingarten was 18-0 in singles play back in 1986-87.

Lin's victory over Kelly, unfortunately, was about the only thing the Gophers had to celebrate today as they bowed to the Bullets, 8-1.

At No. 1 singles, Gettysburg's Kylle O'Sullivan knocked off Meaghan Lee (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) 6-3, 6-3.

The only singles match that went past two sets was No. 4 where Charrisha Watkins earned a point for the Bullets (9-8) by coming back to down Alexandra Walsh (Greens Farms, Conn./Staples) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (4).

The Gophers (11-7) won only seven games during the doubles competition. Mara Bergman (Summit, N.J./Summit) and Lin suffered an 8-3 loss to O'Sullivan and Kelsey Boyce at No. 1. At No. 2, Laura Habecker and Meghan Fornshell recorded an 8-3 victory over Lee and Walsh; at No. 3, Kelly and Maggie McLaughlin were 8-1 winners over Addie Maxwell (Southwest Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island) and Vickey Casey (Orange, N.J./Chatham Hall).