Pfirman and the Terps face Vols in Elite 8

Tierney Pfirman (pictured) and Maryland try to advance to the Final Four in back-to-back seasons at 8:45 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

UCONN looks for another Final 4 trip

Upstart Dayton looks to upset UCONN as the Huskies look to return to the Women’s Final 4 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Wildcats Weekly #33

Penn College women’s tennis season to begin 

Other than the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s tennis team starting its season with a win, Mother Nature again was the big winner last week as a host of events either were postponed or canceled. And this week, barring more weather-related disruptions, the women’s tennis team will get its season underway.

Women’s tennis

The Lady Wildcats are coming off a winless fall season but coach Robert Kemrer is hopeful that time spent on the courts since then will begin to pay dividends.

Penn College is scheduled to open its season at 3 p.m. Friday at Bryn Athyn.

“I’ve added a few new players but the issue with this season is that I don’t have any new players with a whole lot of experience, so I’ve still got an extremely inexperienced team. We’re working on improving and the players who are returning from the fall have really improved,” the fourth-year coach said.

Sophomore Melissa Stabley, of Cogan Station, is expected to play at the No. 1 singles position and freshman Morgan Blackwell, of Beech Creek, will open at No. 2, but after that positions remain up in the air. Among those vying for the other singles spots are freshmen Rachael Walker, of Lewisburg; Rachael Gordon, of Greencastle; Kristine Loomis, of Tunkhannock; Erin Jacob, of Royersford; and Mikaila Lugo-Schlegel, of Lebanon.

Doubles teams may consist of Stabley and Blackwell at No. 1, Jacob and Gordon at No. 2 and Walker and Loomis at No. 3, Kemrer said.

“We had a pretty rough fall season (0-6), but I felt like my girls really improved. They were putting in a lot of time and effort.

“It’s hard for a younger team with a lot of inexperienced players to compete against some of the tougher teams. We’re improving and I’m hoping we’ll be just as competitive, if not more, this spring,” Kemrer added.

Men’s tennis

Four Penn College players were winners in both singles and doubles as the Wildcats opened their spring season on Tuesday with an 8-1 non-conference victory at Baptist Bible College. Double winners included Jordan Rodgers, of Biglerville; Ben Leibig, of Lebanon; Chris Morrin, of Morrisville; and Rommel Cressman, of Lansdale. “I was pretty happy,” Kemrer said.

 

PENN COLLEGE SCHEDULES

Baseball

Overall record: 1-7

NEAC record: 0-0 

Saturday, March 28 – at Pitt-Bradford (2), ppd.

Sunday, March 29 – at Marywood University, noon

Tuesday, March 31 – at Alfred State (2), 2 and 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1 – vs. Mansfield University (2) at Bowman Field, 2 and 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 – at Keuka College (2), 1 and 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8 – at King’s College, 4 p.m.

 

Softball

Overall record: 2-8

NEAC record: 0-0

Saturday, March 28 – at SUNY Cobleskill (2), postponed

Sunday, March 29 – at SUNY IT (2), postponed to April 21

Tuesday, March 31 – at Alfred State (2), 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1 – host Elmira College at Elm Park (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

Friday, April 3 – host Morrisville State College at Elm Park (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 – host Cazenovia College at Elm Park (2), 1 and 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7 – at Misericordia University (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8 – at Keuka College (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

 

Men’s tennis

Overall record: 3-2

NEAC record: 0-0

Tuesday, March 24 – at Baptist Bible College, W, 8-1

Friday, April 3 – at Bryn Athyn, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 – at Penn State Abington, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 8 – host Wilkes University, 4:30 p.m.

 

Women’s tennis

Friday, April 3 – at Bryn Athyn, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 – at Penn State Abington, 11 a.m.

Thursday, April 9 – host Wells College, 3 p.m.

 

Golf

Saturday, March 28 – Phoenix Invitational at Chambersburg Country Club, canceled

Monday, March 30 – Susquehanna Spring Invitational at Susquehanna Valley Country Club, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6 – Dutchmen Invitational at Lebanon Country Club, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15 – Keuka Spring Invitational at Lakeside Country Club, TBA

Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19 – NEAC Championship at Pennsauken, N.J., Country Club, TBA

Final spot up for grabs in the Final Four

Duke faces Gonzaga at 5:00 p.m. for the final spot in the Final Four on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Next to last spot in the Final Four

Michigan State battles Louisville at 2:00 p.m. for a spot in the Final Four on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Can Notre Dame knock UK from the ranks of the unbeaten

Will Kentucky or Notre Dame join Wisconsin in the Final 4? Find out at 8:45 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Final Four berths on the line Saturday

Arizona battles Wisconsin at 6:00 p.m. for the first ticket in the Final 4 on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Baseball is back

Saturday play-by-play coverage begins with the Blue Jays at Pirates at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Sooners verses Spartans to move to the Elite 8

Oklahoma is in for a classic showdown with Michigan State in the NCAA Sweet 16 at 10:07 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.

Blue Devils try and get back to the familiar territory

Utah tries to knock out Duke in the NCAA Sweet 16 at 9:45 p.m. on ESPN 1050, 1600, 104.1 and 92.7.