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Published: Thu, February 6, 2003 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Women's tennis

TOLEDO -- Youngstown State (0-2) lost to Bowling Green Sunday at Shadow Valley Tennis Club.

In singles, at No. 1, Susie Schoenberger beat Whitney Thomas 6-4, 6-2;, at No. 2 Alyson Gabel defeated Anne Marino 6-2, 6-1; at No. 3 Cameron Bemjamin beat Heather Hagood 7-5, 7-5; at No. 4, Heidi Romer downed Alyson Finamore 6-1, 6-0; at No. 5, Laura Kokinda beat Nicolette Bondi 6-1, 6-1, and at No. 6, Jessica Johnson defeated Andrea Dixon 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, at No. 1, Schoenberger and Maloney beat Hagood and Thomas, 8-5; at No. 2, Kokinda and Meister defeated Finamore and Marino, 8-2, and at No. 3, Coello and Mix beat Bondi and Dixon, 8-2.

On Saturday, YSU lost to Toledo 5-2.

Hagood defeated Eunice Paravicini, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, and Finamore beat Eva Szuch, 6-3, 6-1, both in singles, for the Penguins.

In other singles results, all Toledo wins, it was Monica Ribero over Thomas, 6-2, 6-1; Viviana Rivero beat Marino, 6-3, 6-0; Daniella Moran beat Bondi, 6-1, 6-0, and Jen Meister defeated Dixon, 6-3, 6-0.

In doubles, it was Ribero and Rivero over YSU's Thomas and Hagood, 8-3; Meister and Paravicini over Marino and Finamore, 8-3, and Moran and Szuch over Dixon and Bondi, 8-6.

Men's tennis

TOLEDO -- Youngstown State lost its first match of the spring season Toledo, 7-0, Saturday at Laurel Hills Tennis Club.

Singles scores were, at No. 1, Dipesh Rao over Raul Pepinio 6-3, 6-3, Todd Wotjkowski over Mark Posta 6-3, 6-0, Tony Tran over Kevin Schaffert 6-4, 6-2, Zach Barden over Dan Conese 6-4, 6-1 and Cassio Slage over Justin Beck 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles, Rao and Wotjkowski beat Pepino andSchaffert 8-2, and Tran and Nabhani defeated Posta and Beck. Toledo also won two matches by default.

Track & amp; Field

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Lindsay Frontz, Aaliyah Gillespie, Racheal Albert and Emily Schnitkey combined to set the school record in the distance medley relay, while Kurt Michaelis nearly provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 800-meter run at the Penn State National Open on Friday and Saturday.

The distance medley relay ran a time of 12:13.69 to place 10th and break the record.

Michaelis' time of 1:50.81 in the 800 just missed the qualifying time of 1:50.20.

Frontz finished 11th in the 1,000 on a personal-best time of 3:00.04 and Racheal Albert finished three places behind her in 3:04.31. Delores Gaines finished 13th in the weight throw with a 47-6 1/2. Emily Schnitkey ran a personal-best time in the 3,000 (10:15.65) and Lindsay Wojciak bested her top career time in the 5,000 (18:39.75).

Nick Smith and Jeremy Riehm set personal bests in the 3,000 with a 8:42.77 and 8:54.14, respectively. Chris Hine ran a personal-record time in the 5,000 with a 15:57.08.

Swimming & amp; Diving

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jordan Dunn led Youngstown State with three victories while Missy Weise and Kalyn Leveto each had two wins, as the Penguins defeated Canisius 156-77 Saturday at Beeghly Natatorium.

Dunn won both the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500 freestyle, and added a win in the 400 IM. Leveto won both the 1 and 3-meter diving, and Weise earned victories in the 100 and 200 freestyle.

Also earning victories for YSU were Lena Arens in the 50 freestyle, Erin Carter in the 100 backstroke, Danielle Blagg in the 100 breaststroke, the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay.

LOCAL

Poland hockeyteam is third

AURORA -- The Poland High ice hockey team placed third at the Aurora Hockey Blue East Tournament, which concluded Sunday.

Poland (18-5-5) lost to Amherst 8-2 in the opener, then won games over Chagrin Falls 2-0, Twinsburg 9-0 and Canton Jackson 6-1.

Amherst won the tournament and Aurora finished as runner-up.

NATION

Manning responds

HONOLULU -- Peyton Manning called teammate Mike Vanderjagt an "idiot kicker" at the Pro Bowl, three days after Vanderjagt apologized for making disparaging remarks about the Indianapolis Colts quarterback.

Manning also claimed Vanderjagt was "liquored up" at the time of the Canadian cable TV interview earlier this week in which he said Manning should show more emotion.

WORLD

Tennis roundup

* Lindsay Davenport won her first title since seriously injuring her right knee in November 2001, overpowering Monica Seles 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-2 in the Pan Pacific final.

* Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands won his first ATP title, serving 30 aces and beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in the Milan Indoors final.

Eberharterwins Super G

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland -- Austria's Stephan Eberharter won the super giant slalom at the World Championships, finishing just ahead of Bode Miller and Hermann Maier, who tied for second. Eberharter reclaimed the title he won 12 years ago.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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