BEAVER FALLS, PA – The Penn State Behrend women's tennis team dropped a close 5-4 match to non-conference Geneva on Thursday night in their season opener.
Score: Geneva 5, Penn State Behrend 4
Records: Penn State Behrend (0-1), Geneva (1-0)
* The Behrend Lions and Geneva each tallied three singles wins
* The Golden Tornadoes made the difference in doubles, edging the Lions 2-1 at the No. 2 and 3 spots
* Erica Jasinski (Fairview, PA/Fairview) was a double winner for Behrend
* Jasinski and Rachel Weber (Hampton, PA/Hampton) posted an 8-3 doubles results at the No. 1 position
* At No. 1 singles, Jasinski managed a 6-2, 6-2 decision to go 2-0 on the day
* Newcomers Jayna Baer (Pittsburgh, PA/Moon) and Rachel Fleming (Saint Marys, PA/Saint Marys) picked up their first collegiate wins in singles action
* Baer, competing at No. 3 singles, tallied a 6-0, 6-3 win
* Fleming had no trouble at No. 4 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory
* At No. 5 singles, Keri Saulino (Bethlehem, PA/Freedom) lost in a tiebreaker set (6-2, 4-6, 10-8)
* The Lions return to action on Thursday at Westminster. Match time is set for 4 p.m.