Archive for April, 2007


Benisch, Harris Vanquish Northeast Region’s Top-Ranked Team

April 18, 2007

Ewing, NJ – Senior Captain Laura Harris (Mercer Island, WA) and sophomore Caryn Benisch (Huntington, NY) teamed up to upset the TCNJ duo of Christina Contrafatto and Jackie Shtemburg, currently ranked #1 in the Northeast Region, 8-5. The #2 doubles pair of Mallika Raghavan (Chappaqua, NY) and Alex Piacquad (Yardley, PA) followed suit, winning 9-7 over Kristen Turturiello and Tamra Wroblesky. Benisch fell in a hard-fought match at #1 singles to Shtemburg, ranked 7th in the region, 6-4, 6-1. The Lions, ranked 23rd in the nation and 7th in the region, swept the remaining matches.

Caryn Benisch '09

TCNJ 7, Bates 2

1. Jackie Shtemburg (TCNJ) def. Caryn Benisch (B) 6-4, 6-1
2. Christina Contrafatto (TCNJ) def. Alexandra Piacquad (B) 6-1, 6-1
3. Haley Kutner (TCNJ) def. Laura Harris (B) 6-2, 6-2
4. Kristen Turturiello (TCNJ) def. Mallika Raghavan (B) 6-1, 6-0
5. Stephanie Haar (TCNJ) def. Julie Brown (B) 6-3, 6-0
6. Lindsay Katzel (TCNJ) def. Laura Will (B) 6-0, 6-0

1. Laura Harris/Caryn Benisch (B) def. Christina Contrafatto/Jackie Shtemburg (TCNJ) 8-5
2. Mallika Raghavan/Alexandra Piacquad (B) def. Kristen Turturiello/Tamra Wroblesky (TCNJ) 9-7
3. Haley Kutner/Stephanie Haar (TCNJ) def. Julie Brown/Laura Will (B) 8-1