Royal Review: May 7-May 13 (No. 36 in a weekly series)

The University of Scranton women's tennis team made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in school history on Friday, May 11.
The University of Scranton women's tennis team made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in school history on Friday, May 11.

Women’s Tennis (9-6, 4-2 Landmark Conference)

The University of Scranton women’s tennis team made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday, May 11, when it traveled to Middlebury, Vt. to face Ithaca College in a first-round match. The Royals suffered a hard-fought 5-4 loss to the Bombers, bringing their season to an end.

Freshman Nicole Mahaffey (Harrisburg, Pa./Trinity) won a pair of matches for the Royals. She teamed with fellow freshman Megan Azzalina (Easton, Pa./Notre Dame) for an 8-4 win at No. 3 singles, then posted a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles.

The Royals also received an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles from sophomores Stephanie Buccuzzi (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) and Devon Cohen (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham). Senior Elisha Connell (Orangeburg, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) also pulled out a hard-fought 6-1, 0-6, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles for Scranton.

The University of Scranton’s spring sports season has now concluded, bringing an end to the 2011-2012 athletics year.

--ROYALS--

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