The women's tennis team, seeded #1 from the West Division, defeated East #4 Cortland this afternoon by a score of 5-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 SUNYAC Championship tournament. At first doubles, first year Mare Santos and senior Katie Talbot defeated Loraine Jelinek and Jean Martinez, 8-0. At second doubles, senior Sarah Shields and sophomore Amanda Rosati defeated Shannon Grodotzke and Dilara Kumbul, 8-2. At third doubles, sophomores Minxuan Yuan and Zakiyyah Abdus-Salaam defeated Mary Claire Kopcienski and Janette O'Keefe, 8-0. In singles play, Santos defeated Jelinak, 6-0, 6-0 at first singles and Shields closed the match at fourth singles by defeating O'Keefe, 6-1, 6-0. In the matches not completed, Talbot led Martinez at second singles, 6-0, 3-2, Rosati led Grodotzke at third singles, 6-0, 2-0, Abdus-Salaam led Kumbal at fifth singles, 6-1, 1-1 and Yuan led Jaclyn Cartwright at sixth singles, 6-1, 3-0. Geneseo will play Plattsburgh (#2 East) in the semifinals on Saturday at the Binghamton Tennis Center at 5 p.m. The championship match is slated for Sunday at 2 p.m.
Women's Field Hockey
Despite controlling play for much of the contest, the host Geneseo women's field hockey team dropped a 2-0 decision to New Paltz (7-4/2-1 SUNYAC) in a SUNYAC contest this afternoon. Geneseo posted seven shots to four for the Hawks and took 12 corners to just three for New Paltz, however, the Hawks were able to convert on two of their three corner opportunities in the second half. New Paltz was held shotless in the first half by the Geneseo defense, but scored on a rocket from the top which went inside the left post at 52:06 and then got a rebound goal off a defensive save at 56:13 to take a 2-0 lead. First year Dayna Mercer allowed both goals in 56:13 of action, while senior Caitlyn Dowell went untested in the final 13:47. The Blue Knights fall to 6-4 overall and 2-1 in SUNYAC as they had their five-game win streak snapped. Geneseo hosts Oneonta on Saturday at 1 p.m. for Senior Day.