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PSU Altoona women upset Mount in women’s tennis

EBENSBURG — The Penn State Altoona women’s tennis team, the No. 6 seed, won its first-round Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament match on Saturday, defeating No. 3 seed Mount Aloysius, 5-4, at the Ebensburg Tennis Center.

After Mount Aloysius (7-6, 6-2 AMCC) prevailed, 5-4, over the Lady Lions during the regular season, Penn State Altoona (7-8, 4-4 AMCC) exacted its revenge Saturday, winning by the same score to move on in the tournament.

With the victory, Penn State Altoona advances to the AMCC Tournament semifinal round next Saturday, Oct. 19 to face No. 2 seed Medaille College. The semifinal winners will meet for the title on Sunday, Oct. 20. Both the semifinal and championship rounds will be hosted at Westwood Racquet Club in Erie.

Penn State Altoona started Saturday’s match by winning two out of three in doubles to secure a 2-1 lead.

In No. 2 doubles, the duo of Victoria Acker/Sophia Girol picked up their team-leading 10th doubles win with an 8-1 win.

In No. 3 doubles, Grace Butz and Katie Kruzza came together for an 8-5 victory.

Mount Aloysius and Penn State Altoona split singles play, which included three matches that went into tiebreakers — two of which were won by the Lady Lions.

Girol notched her team-high 11th singles win of the season with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 decision in the No. 4 match. Alivia Serenita followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win in the No. 5 singles match. Butz provided the match-winning point by pulling out a 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 victory in No. 6 singles.

— From Mirror reports

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