Red Devil Women Capture Two Flights at USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals

Red Devil Women Capture Two Flights at USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals
Ilana Unger led a strong outing for the Red Devils, surrendering just one point in two matches as Dickinson blanked McDaniel 9-0
Photo by James Rasp



(Fredericksburg, Va.) – The Dickinson women's tennis team had some outstanding performances at the USTA/ITA Southeast Region Championships, winning a pair of singles flights over the weekend.


First-year Sydney Diamond (Westford, Mass./Westford Academy) went 4-0 to win the Blue 5 Singles Flight. She posted a trio of straight-set victories, advancing in the semifinal with a walkover. She opened the weekend with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Moravian's Erica Venuti, and advanced to the semifinals, defeating Muhlenberg's Danni Yaron  6-0, 6-1.


Diamond's opponent in the semifinals withdrew, and she won the flight with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Franklin & Marshall's Emily Gruenberg.


Junior Ilana Unger (Boulder, Colo./Alexander Dawson) recorded four, straight-set victories to capture the Blue 7 Singles Flight. She won her first match, 6-0, 6-0 and went 6-1, 6-3 to advance past Elizabethtown's Sara Hindjaer. She surrendered just four sets in the semifinals and final, winning 6-0, 6-1 over Katy Diskerud and turning back Bristy Parker, 6-1, 6-2.


Senior Alysia Rodgers (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) won her opening round match of the top flight  Championship Draw, 7-5, 6-2 before falling to Washington & Lee's Sonja Meighan. She joined junior Shannon Lavery (Huntington, W. Va./Huntington) in the Championship Doubles Draw, suffering an 8-4 setback to Mary Washington's Cassie Bowman and Alina Suyama.


They rebounded to advance to the semifinal of the consolation draw before the Devils conceded the match due to an injury. Rodgers teamed with Diamond for an exhibition win for the Red Devils.


Lavery won her first match in the singles consolation draw and earned a bye into the third round. She suffered an 8-3 loss to Washington's April Weaver.


The Red Devils are scheduled to compete in the Centennial Conference Fall Invitational on October 6th, hosted by Swarthmore College.