Women's Tennis Conquers Knights in Spring Opener

Women's Tennis Conquers Knights in Spring Opener

LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. – The Ursinus College women's tennis team opened its spring campaign with a 7-2 victory over Arcadia in a non-conference match that ended just shy of midnight at Green Valley Country Club.

Freshmen Maddie Russell and Brenna Trkula joined sophomore Madisen Harvey as double winners for the Bears (1-1), who swept the doubles courts on the way to their first win of the season.

Trkula teamed with junior Caitlyn Sorelle for an 8-2 victory at number one doubles for Ursinus, while Russell partnered with former Ches-Mont League rival Cara Freedman for an 8-5 result at number two. Harvey was matched with freshman Jessica Leach at third doubles, which finished in an 8-5 decision in favor of the Bears.

Russell was dominant at number two singles, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 double bagel. Trkula was right on her heels, cruising to a 6-1, 6-1 final on the third court.

Junior Summer Burkholder was an 8-2 winner at fifth singles, and Harvey routed her opponent at sixth singles by a score of 8-1.

The Knights won a pro set at fourth singles, and Tess Weber edged Sorelle in a 10-8 third-set super tiebreaker at number one.

Ursinus resumes play in Florida on March 11.


1. Tess Weber (A) def. Caitlyn Sorelle, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

2. Maddie Russell (U) def. Emily Cruz-Pineda, 6-0, 6-0

3. Brenna Trkula (U) def. Zoe Foglia, 6-1, 6-1

4. Julia Paraboschi (A) def. Jessica Leach, 8-5

5. Summer Burkholder (U) def. Casey Boldt, 8-2

6. Madisen Harvey (U) def. Maeghan Myers, 8-1


1. Sorelle/Trkula (U) def. Weber/Foglia, 8-2

2. Cara Freedman/Russell (U) def. Paraboschi/Boldt, 8-5

3. Leach/Harvey (U) def. Cruz-Pineda/Myers, 8-5