Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chiricosta breaks another record, sets school mark for career doubles wins

Avon Lake’s Christine Chiricosta continues to break records in her senior season at Bowling Gree. Chiricosta and teammate Maddy Eccleston each won at both singles and doubles vs. Ball State, leading the Falcons to a 6-1 win over Ball State University Saturday afternoon at the Perrysburg Tennis Center.

Chiricosta, who already held the BGSU career records for singles wins and combined wins, teamed up with Eccleston for an 8-3 victory at the top doubles flight, moving into sole possession of first place on the doubles list as well. Chiricosta now has 85 career doubles wins, breaking the mark of 84 originally set by Jenny Cheung (1995-98).

Chiricosta made quick work of Georgina Thomson at the top singles flight, increasing her career totals to 85 singles wins and 170 overall victories at BGSU. The senior co-captain did not lose a single game in her sweep of Thomson.

Christine now has 21 singles wins and 21 doubles wins this season to date ... in her career, she has 85 singles victories and 85 doubles wins.

Eccleston and freshmen Nikki Chiricosta (Christine’s sister) and Emily Reuland each won their respective singles matches in two sets.

In third-flight action, Hill and Nikki also won by an 8-4 score, topping Ball State’s Sarah Hebble and Lauren Pickrel.

With the victory, the Falcons improved to 11-5 overall and 2-2 in MAC matches on the season. The Cardinals dropped to 6-12 and 0-4, respectively.

While Christine has broken all three BGSU career wins records, Nikki currently tops the Falcons in wins this season, combining for 44 wins in just her freshman season. That total ties her for seventh on the school’s records list.

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