Mercyhurst Prep grad Czerwinski stars for Behrend tennis

   September 18, 2013 11:19 am    0


this season. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Penn State Behrend

Mercyhurst Prep graduate Chelsea Czerwinski has a combined 16-1 record in singles and doubles as a freshman for Penn State Behrend this season. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Penn State Behrend

The Penn State Behrend women’s tennis team is off to an outstanding start this season, and a recent Mercyhurst Prep star is one of the Lions leading the way.

Chelsea Czerwinski

Chelsea Czerwinski

Chelsea Czerwinski, a key player on Mercyhurst Prep’s state championship team last season, has excelled at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for Behrend, which is off to a 7-2 start, including a 5-0 mark in the AMCC.

Czerwinski has gone 8-1 at No. 2 singles and has teamed with No. 1 singles player Alexandra Laffey, a freshman from North Allegheny, to compile an 8-0 record at No. 1 doubles.

Czerwinski earned two recent honors when she was named AMCC player of the week and the Behrend Enterprise Rent-A-Car athlete of the week after going 5-0 combined in singles and doubles play last week.

Behrend is undergoing a youth movement under coach Jeff Barger. The nine-player roster features five freshmen and four sophomores.

The Lions will try to bounce back from Tuesday’s non-conference loss to Westminster when they visit Penn State Altoona in an AMCC match Friday at 4 p.m.

– Jeff Kirik, sports editor




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