2008 Archive

Friday, May 2, 2008

NAIA Region IX Championship Match at North Canton, OH/North Canton Racquet Club

"Ohio Dominican (13-4) Defeats Walsh University (9-10) 5-0 in Region Title Match"

Top-seeded Ohio Dominican University (13-4) stopped Walsh's (9-10) bid for a return trip to the NAIA National Championships, with a 5-0 win in the NAIA Region IX Championship today at the North Canton Racquet Club.

Jenamarie Ianni (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Lindsey Cady (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) each received All-American Mideast Conference honors in singles and doubles.

DOUBLES

1. Kristen Gillman/Emily Sampsel (ODU) def. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) (8-4)

2. Katrina Evans/Katelyn Rodgers (ODU) def. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) (9-7)

3. Ruchika Alahakoon/Amanda Hollenbaugh (ODU) def. Julia Kole/Hilary Rossi (W) (8-5)

SINGLES

1. Gillman (ODU) def. Ianni (W) 6-0, 6-0

2. Sampsel (ODU) def. Navarre (W) 6-2, 6-1

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Friday, May 2, 2008

"Tennis Championships Moved Inside"

The NAIA Region IX championship match between Walsh and Ohio Dominican University has been moved inside to the North Canton Raquet Club, witih a tenative starting time of 12:30 pm.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Walsh Downs Cedarville 8-1 to Advance to Region Title Match"

Walsh (9-9) defeated Cedarville Univesity (9-6) 8-1 to advance to the NAIA Region IX Championship on Friday. The cavs host Ohio Dominican Universitiy (12-4) at 9 am, with the winner advancing to the NAIA National Tournament, May 12-16 in Mobile, AL. Ohio Dominican beat the Cavs 7-2 in the regular season. The Panthers reached the title match with a 9-0 win over Roberts WEsleyan University.


DOUBLES

Lindsey Cady/Jenamaire Ianni (W) def. Melinda Workman/Joy Kellogg (CED)
8-4

Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) def. Alisa Rutt/Olivia Dolph (CED)
8-6

Hilary Rossi/Julia Kole (W) def. Georgiann McClure/Carissa Parmerlee
(CED) 8-5

SINGLES

Ianni (W) def. Rutt (CED) 7-6, (7-3), 6-1

Kellogg (CED) def. Navarre (W) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 10-4 (TB)

Cady (W) def. Workman (CED) 6-2, 6-4

Jen Yost (W) def. McClure (CED) 6-4, 6-1

Rossi (W) def. Dolph (CED) 6-2, 6-3

Lewis (W) def. Rachel Arthur (CED) 6-4, 6-0

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Monday, April 28, 2008

"Second Seeded Cavs Set to Defend NAIA Region IX Championship"

A trip to the 28th Annual NAIA Championships is at stake, as Walsh (8-9, 6-1 AMC) prepares to host the NAIA Region IX Championships this Thursday and Friday. The second seeded Cavs meet Cedarville University (9-5, 5-2 AMC) at 1 pm on Thursday. Walsh beat the Yellow Jackets 6-3 in the regular season. Top seeded Ohio Dominican University (11-4, 7-0 AMC) meets fourth seeded Roberts Wesleyan College (3-4, 3-3 AMC) at 9 am on Thursday at Harvard Courts in Canton. The winners play for the championship at Walsh on Friday at 9 am, with the victor advancing to Mobile, AL for the NAIA Championships, May 12-16. Walsh has made two trips to Nationals in the last three years.

Jenamarie Ianni (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) is 9-7 at first singles. Megan Navarre (Sr., Indianapolis, IN/Center Grove) is 8-6 at second and third singles. Lindsey Cady (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) is 8-8 at second and third singles. Jen Yost (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) is 7-8 at mostly fourth singles and Hilary Rossi (So., Warren, OH/John F. Kennedy) is 9-6 at five and six singles. Madeline Lewis (So., Columbus, OH/St. Frances DeSales) is 7-4 mostly at fifth singles. Ianni and Cady are 5-3 at first doubles. Lewis and Navarre are 6-4 at mostly second singles.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

"Walsh Women Win 6th Straight, Finish 6-1 in AMC Play"

The Cavaliers (8-9, 6-1) fought back after being down two points early to top the Yellow Jackets 6-3 in their final regular season match. The women begin post-season tournament play Thursday, May 1.

CEDARVILLE MATCH

Doubles

1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-1

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (L) 8-3

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (L) 8-3

Singles


1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 0-6, 6-1, 7-6, (7-1)

2. Megan Navarre (W) 6-3, 7-6, (8-6)

3. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-3, 7-5

4. Jen Yost (W) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

5. Hilary Rossi (W) 6-2, 6-3

6. Madeline Lewis (W) 6-2, 6-2

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Ursuline, Improve to 5-1 in Conference Play"

Walsh (7-9, 5-1) decisively downed the Lady Arrows 9-0 in an American Mideast Conference match-up today. The Cavaliers will take on Cedarville Saturday, April 19 in their final regular season conference match.

URSULINE MATCH

Doubles


1. Jenamarie Ianni/Hilary Rossi (W) 8-2

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) 8-0

3. Jen Yost/Julia Kole (W) 8-2

Singles


1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6-1, 6-1

2. Megan Navarre (W) 6-0, 6-1

3. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-4, 6-0

4. Jen Yost (W) 6-0, 6-2

5. Hilary Rossi (W) 6-1, 6-0

6. Madeline Lewis (W) 6-1, 6-1

Exhibition: Julia Kole (W) 8-1

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Monday, April 14, 2008

"Cavs Blank Shawnee State 9-0 in Women's Tennis"

Walsh (6-9, 4-1) defeated Shawnee State University 9-0 at Hall of Fame Courts this morning. Walsh is back in action on Thursday at Ursuline College.

SHAWNEE STATE MATCH

Doubles


1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) defeated Veronica Leach/Jen Henry (SSU) 8-1

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) defeated Teal Raush/Sabrina Taylor (SSU) 8-1

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (W) won by forfeit

Singles


1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) defeated Veronica Leach (SSU) 6-0, 6-1

2. Megan Navarre (W) defeated Jen Henry (SSU 6-0, 6-0

3. Lindsey Cady (W) defeated Sabrina Taylor (SSU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Jen Yost (W) defeated Teal Raush (SSU) 6-3, 6-0

5. Hilary Rossi (W) won by forfeit

6. Madeline Lewis (W) won by forfeit

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Cavs Roll to Third Straight Victory"

The Walsh women (3-1, 5-9) continue the string of successes, notching their third win in a row and third win in the conference after topping AMC opponent Roberts Wesleyan 8-1. The Cavaliers will look for number four as they host Shawnee State University Monday, April 14. Match play is scheduled for 10 a.m.


ROBERTS WESLEYAN MATCH

Doubles


1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-0

2. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (W) 8-1

3. Madeline Lewis/Laura Meiler (W) 9-7

Singles


1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6-0, 6-0

2. Megan Navarre (W) 6-1, 3-6, 10-8

3. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-1, 6-1

4. Jen Yost (W) 6-1, 6-0

5. Madeline Lewis (L) 6-4, 2-6, 12-10

6. Hilary Rossi (W) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Cavs Win Two in a Row"

The Walsh women (2-1, 4-9) tallied their second conference victory, routing Carlow College 9-0. The Cavaliers will take on another AMC foe in Roberts Wesleyan, scheduled for Saturday, April 12.


CARLOW MATCH

Doubles

1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-1

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) Forfeit

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (W) 8-0

Singles

1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6-0, 6-0

2. Megan Navarre (W) 6-0, 6-0

3. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-0, 6-0

4. Madeline Lewis (W) 6-0, 6-1

5. Laura Meiler (W) 6-2, 6-0

6. Hilary Rossi (W) Forfeit


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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Cavs Back on Track in 8-1 Victory over Northwestern Ohio"

The Cavaliers (3-9) snapped a three-match losing streak with an 8-1 win over University of Northwestern Ohio today. The women will host AMC foe Carlow College at 3 p.m Thursday.


NORTHWESTERN OHIO MATCH

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-0

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) 8-2

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (W) 8-4

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6-0, 6-0

2. Megan Navarre (W) 6-0, 6-0

3. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-1, 6-0

4. Jen Yost (L) 6-1, 6-2

5. Madeline Lewis (W) 6-3, 6-0

6. Hilary Rossi (W) 6-0, 6-1

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Shawnee State Match Moved to Walsh"

Next Monday's scheduled match at Shawnee State University has been moved to Walsh and will be played on Sunday (4/13) at 12 pm.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Cavs Fall to Georgetown College"

The Cavaliers fell to 2-9 after a tough 7-2 loss to Georgetown College today. The women will be in action Tuesday, April 8, against University of Northwestern Ohio.

GEORGETOWN MATCH

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (L) 8-3

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (L) 8-1

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (W) 8-6

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (L) 6-4, 6-1

2. Megan Navarre (L) 6-1, 6-1

3. Lindsey Cady (L) 6-4, 6-1

4. Jen Yost (W) 6-2, 6-2

5. Madeline Lewis (L) 6-1, 6-1

6. Laura Meiler (L) 6-0. 6-0

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Friday, April 4, 2008

"Cavs Blanked at California PA"

Walsh (2-8) was blanked 9-0 by the Vulcans of California PA today. No other details are available.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Cavs Lose Tough Match to Conference Rival Ohio Dominican"

The Cavaliers dropped to 2-7 and 1-1 in the American Mideast Conference after a 7-2 loss to conference foe Ohio Dominican. The women return to action Friday, April 4 at California University of Pennsylvania.

OHIO DOMINICAN MATCH

Doubles1. Jenamarie Ianni/Lindsey Cady (L) 8-2

2. Megan Navarre/Madeline Lewis (W) 8-5

3. Jen Yost/Hilary Rossi (L) 8-3

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 7-5, 3-2 (R)

2. Lindsey Cady (L) 6-3, 6-2

3. Megan Navarre (L) 6-1, 6-0

4. Jen Yost (L) 6-0, 6-2

5. Hilary Rossi (L) 6-2, 3-0 (R)

6. Madeline Lewis (L) 3-6, 6-1, 10-7

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Cavs Fall 6-3 to Baldwin Wallace"

The Cavaliers dropped to 2-6 after a 6-3 defeat by the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets. The women (1-0, 2-6) will return to conference play Wednesday, April 2, in a head to head match-up with Ohio Dominican.

Baldwin Wallace Match

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/JenYost (L) 8-3

2. Hilary Rossi/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-5

3. Madeline Lewis/Megan Navarre (L) 8-6

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6 -2, 7-5

2. Lindsey Cady (L) 6-4, 6-2

3. Hilary Rossi (L) 6-1, 6-2

4. Jen Yost (W) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

5. Megan Navarrre (L) 7-5, 6-3

6. Madeline Lewis (L) 6-1, 6-2


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Cavs Top Malone 9-0 for First Conference Victory"

The Cavaliers improve their record to 2-5 on the season and 1-0 in American Mideast Conference play after beating rival Malone 9-0. The win snappd a two-match losing streak for the Cavs and helped inaugurate Walsh's brand new courts with a victory.

Malone Match

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/JenYost (W) 8-3

2. Hilary Rossi/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-2

3. Madeline Lewis/Megan Navarre (W) 8-0

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (W) 6 -2, 6-0

2. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-3, 6-3

3. Hilary Rossi (W) 6-7 (10-12), 6-3, 10-6

4. Jen Yost (W) 6-4, 6-1

5. Madeline Lewis (W) 6-1, 6-2

6. Laura Meiler (W) 6-0, 6-2

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

'Malone Match at Home Moved Up to 1 pm"

Walsh will meet rival Malone College today in an American Mideast Conference match at 1 pm. The match was originally scheduled for 3:30 pm. This is the conference opener for the defending champion Cavs and the first match ever to be played on Walsh's new courts, located behind Giant Eagle at Washington Square.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

"Cavs (1-5) Lose to Ashland/Hope to Play First Match on New Courts Wednesday"

Walsh fell to 1-5 on the season, after losing 7-2 to Ashland University last week. This week, the Cavs open defense of their American Mideast Conference championship against Malone College (H) on Wednesday (3:30 pm). Weather permitting, it will the first match played on Walsh's new courts behind Giant Eagle at Washington Square.

Jenamarie Ianni (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) has played well at first singles, but has yet to win (0-6). Lindsey Cady (Jr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) is 0-6 at second singles. Cady and Hilary Rossi (So., Warren, OH/JFK) are 3-2 at second doubles and Rossi is 2-5 at fourth and fifth singles.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"Cavs Lose 7-2 to Ashland"

Walsh dropped to 1-5 after losing 7-2 to Ashland University today at Hall of Fame Courts. Walsh won two of three doubles matches, but dropped all six singles matches.

Ashland Match

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/JenYost (W) 8-4

2. Hilary Rossi/Lindsey Cady (L) 5-8

3. Madeline Lewis/Megan Navarre (W) 8-6

Singles1. Jenamarie Ianni (L) 3-6, 3-6

2. Lindsey Cady (L) 4-6, 3-6

3. Jen Yost (L) 2-6, 0-6

4. Hilary Rossi (L) 1-6, 3-6

5. Megan Navarre (L) 4-6, 2-6

6. Julia Kole (L) 1-6, 2-6

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Cavs Net First Win"

(Hilton Head, SC) Walsh (1-3) won its first match of the season today, snapping a three-match losing streak with a 6-3 triumph over Covenant College. The Cavs posted four singles wins and two in doubles.

Covenant Match

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/JenYost (L) 8-9, 5-7 (TB)

2. Hilary Rossi/Lindsey Cady (W) 8-4

3. Madeline Lewis/Laura Meiler (W) 8-4

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (L) 4-6, 2-6

2. Lindsey Cady (W) 6-4, 6-4

3. Megan Navarre (W) 6-1, 6-0

4. Jen Yost (L) 3-6, 6-3, 5-10 (S TB)

5. Hilary Rossi (W) 6-1, 6-1

6. Julia Kole (W) 7-5, 6-1

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Saturday, March 1, 2007

"Cavs Lose Third Straight"

Walsh (0-3) dropped its third straight match, 6-3 to the University of Charleston. No other details are available.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Cavs Drop to 0-2"

Walsh fell to 0-2 on the season, after losing 9-0 at Kenyon College today.

Kenyon Match

Doubles
1. Jenamarie Ianni/JenYost (L) 2-8

2. Hilary Rossi/Lindsey Cady (L) 5-8

3. Madeline Lewis/Laura Meiler (L) 1-8

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (L) 3-6, 4-6

2. Lindsey Cady (L) 2-6, 0-6

3. Megan Navarre (L) 2-6, 5-7

4. Jen Yost (L) 1-6, 1-6

5. Hilary Rossi (L) 3-6, 4-6

6. Julia Kole (L) 0-6, 1-6

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Walsh University Signs Pair for Women's Tennis"

Walsh University Women's Tennis coach Sherry Bossart has announced the signing of Alison Rossi (Warren, OH/John F. Kennedy) and Barbara Lewis (Westerville, OH/St. Francis DeSales) to NAIA Letters of Intent. The pair will enroll at Walsh for the fall 2008 semester. The women compiled a 16-5 record, also going undefeated in the conference with a perfect 9-0 mark and capturing the AMC and NAIA Region IX Championship.

Alison Rossi (Warren, OH/John F. Kennedy) will join sister Hilary Rossi as a member of the Cavalier squad. Alison earned four letters under coach and father John Rossi, playing first and second singles and first doubles. She was a two-year First Team Steel Valley Conference selection and a Silver and Gold Racquet award winner, leading her team to a Steel Valley Conference Championship in 2007. Over her four year career at John F. Kennedy High School, Alison recorded a 30-10 mark at first and second singles and a 33-10 mark at first doubles. She also earned four softball letters. Rossi also earned JFK Academic English II and Algebra II Awards and was a four year member of the honor roll.

Barbara Lewis (Westerville, OH/St. Francis DeSales) makes up the second of the sister combos, joining sophomore Madeline Lewis for the 2008-2009 year. Barbara earned four letters for Head Coach Janet Wise at St. Francis DeSales High School. She was voted MVP her senior year, earning First Team All-Conference honors all four years. Playing both second and third singles, Barbara compiled a four-year record of 65-16. Her junior year, Barbara was a Division I District Qualifier and senior year was a Division I State Tournament Qualifier in doubles.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

"Cavs Fall in Season Opener"

Walsh (0-1) lost its season opener 8-1 to Slippery Rock University at Hall of Fame Courts today. Jen Yost (So., Massillon, OH/Jackson) registered the only win for the Cavs, 6-4, 6-4 at fifth singles. Walsh is on the road next Sunday for a match at Kenyon College.

Slippery Rock Match

Doubles
1. Lindsey Cady/Jenamarie Ianni (L) 1-8

2. Hilary Rossi/Jennifer Yost (L) 2-8

3. Julia Kole/Laura Meiler (3-8)

Singles
1. Jenamarie Ianni (L) 1-6, 0-6

2. Lindsey Cady (L) 2-6, 1-6

3. Megan Navarre (L) 3-6, 4-6

4. Hilary Rossi (L) 2-6, 2-6

5. Jen Yost ((W) 6-4, 6-4

6. Laura Meiler (L) 5-7, 6-2, 3-10 (TB)