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SU’s Brooklyn Rupert, Brinley Orris and Kendall Winters earn singles victories

The Shippensburg University women’s tennis team dropped a hotly-contested match against the Clarion Golden Eagles on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Robb Sports Complex, 3-4.

Shippensburg (0-4) earned three singles victories courtesy of junior Brooklynn Rupert (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area), freshman Brinley Orris (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) and junior Kendall Winters (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter Strasburg).

Clarion (1-1) won the doubles point despite defaulting the No. 3 doubles matchup. Victories by Davan Lion in No. 1 singles, Alexis Strouse in No. 2 singles and Josie Beckerleg in No. 4 singles competition wrapped up the Golden Eagle win.

Orris cruised to her first collegiate victory in No. 4 singles, defeating Clarion’s Polia Vladeva in straight sets. Final scores were 6-1, 6-1.

Rupert battled No. 3 singles opponent Alyson Fisher to a third set tiebreaker, winning a back-and-forth matchup by scores of 6-4, 4-6 and 10-7.

Winters won via default in No. 6 singles.

Freshman Rachel Gallagher (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area) won a total of seven games in a close No. 4 singles skirmish. Sophomore Corinne Markovich (Johnstown, Pa./Central Cambria) picked up four games in No. 1 singles, while freshman Ali Zapach (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) won three games in No. 2 singles competition.

SU returns to action when they host Messiah College Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.


Samuel R Welsh 1945-2024

Samuel was an avid sportsman all his life and enjoyed both playing sports and watching them on the television. He enjoyed playing golf.

Betty Marie Miller 1937-2024

Betty worked for 36 years in the Alumni office of The Mercersburg Academy. She enjoyed travel, knitting, and spending time with family and friends.

M Marie Trostle 1919-2024

She enjoyed sewing, baking, cooking, babysitting and crocheting. She especially enjoyed quilting, where she made over 40 quilts and gave them to her family.

John Harvey Hoffman 1941-2024

John enjoyed target shooting, fishing and was known for telling great stories. He was also very proud of his family and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

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