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Simmons Wins Third Straight Women's Tennis Title

BOSTON (November 3, 2006) — The Simmons College tennis team has clinched its third straight championship in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Simmons College Junior Alex Yudelevich overcame a one-set deficit in top-singles action to defeat Anna Marie Podnecky of Emmanuel College, and clinch the Sharks' third straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference women's tennis championship, defeating Emmanuel, 7-2, Saturday, Oct. 28 at Weymouth Club in Weymouth, Mass.

Simmons, the tournament's top seed, took all six singles matches with Kendra Currier, Sari Guttin, Dominika Hudcova and Lauren Faber all winning their matches in straight sets. Senior Vanita Kontrakul battled back from one set down to take her third singles match, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4. Stacey Kohan and Ali Kukla teamed up for victory at third doubles.

"It was a complete team effort," said head coach Bob Rauseo, whose team has won 31 consecutive conference matches dating back to 2004. "All ten players contributed and I am so proud of this team."

Simmons 7, Emmanuel 2


1. Alex Yudelevich (Simmons) d. Anna Marie Podnecky
(Emmanuel) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1
2. Kendra Currier (Simmons) d. Rachel Strauss
(Emmanuel) 6-4, 6-0
3. Vanita Kontrakul (Simmons) d. Lauren Donnelly
(Emmanuel) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
4. Sari Guttin (Simmons) d. Cat Robinson
(Emmanuel) 6-3, 6-2
5. Dominika Hudcova (Simmons) d. Megan Barrows
(Emmanuel) 6-4, 6-0
6. Lauren Faber (Simmons) d. Katelyn Silva
(Emmanuel) 6-3, 6-3


1. Podnecky/Donnelly (Emmanuel) d. Yudelevich/Currier
(Simmons) 9-7
2. Cornelia Hayes/Jamie Kenyon (Emmanuel) d. Liz
Hannigan/Jordan Borash (Simmons) 8-2
3. Stacey Kohan/Ali Kukla (Simmons) d. Robinson/Kathleen
O'Shea (Emmanuel) 8-5