Besides marking the end of the 2002-03 season for the Lady Jaspers, the defeat in Albuquerque, N.M., also brought Siobhan Kilkenny’s collegiate career to a close.
Kilkenny, a senior from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, got off the first shot of the game and it served as a portent of things to come for Manhattan. Driving along the left baseline, she threw up an air ball. The Lady Bulldogs then scored 11 unanswered points en route to a 36-14 halftime lead. Manhattan shot 17-for-69 from the floor, just under 25 percent.
Kilkenny finished the game with 13 points, second highest for her team. She connected on four of 14 field goal attempts, including one of two 3-pointers, and converted all four free throws. She also grabbed seven rebounds.
Manhattan finished the year with a 20-10 record.
High Point’s Patricia D’Arcy picked up wins in both singles and doubles play, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Panthers from losing to East Carolina, 5-2. D’Arcy, a senior from Dublin, held down the fifth singles slot, where she outpointed Emily Kohl, 6-0, 6-4. D’Arcy teamed with Annika Meyerson at second doubles to narrowly defeat Paulina Sierpinski and Kirstin Buchanan, 8-7.
Third-ranked California defeated Purdue, 6-1, as Catherine Lynch joined Nicole Havlicek at second doubles for an 8-2 victory over Melissa Iqbal and Melissa Woods. Lynch, a junior from Dublin, was less fortunate in her singles match. Playing in the second slot, she lost a hard-fought match to Amy Walgenbach, 4-6, 6-3, (10-8).
East Tennessee State’s Derek McNamara tied for 47th place in the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga. McNamara, a freshman from Galway, finished the 54-hole event six over par at 222 (75-73-74). Wake Forest’s Brent Wanner produced the winning number of 207. ETSU placed ninth in the 15-team field, which was topped by Wake Forest.