SRU Good News for April 2, 2009
SRU's Kayla Blackburn sets women's tennis win record
Kayla Blackburn, a Slippery Rock University marketing major from Alum Bank, became the University's all-time leader in career wins by a women's tennis student-athlete last Sunday.
Blackburn recorded wins in both her singles and doubles matches against Millersville at Brady's Run Park in Beaver Falls to improve her four-year career win total to 179 matches.
With the wins, Blackburn moved ahead of Jessica Bungo, who won 177 matches during her four-year varsity career from 2000-05.
, who was named Monday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division women's tennis "Player of the Week," was 4-0 in matches last week to help lead the 26th-ranked Rock to 8-1 wins over both Holy Family and Millersville. The wins extended The Rock's current win streak to five matches and improved its season record to 14-2 heading into today's match against eighth-ranked California University of Pennsylvania, which was postponed from Wednesday.
After taking on California, Blackburn and The Rock will turn their sights to Friday's 4 p.m. home match against Mercyhurst.
The matches against California and Mercyhurst both count in the PSAC-West standings.
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