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Tennis Teams Prevail in Tough Matches With League Rival Stony Brook
The UMBC menís and womenís tennis teams knocked off conference rival Stony Brook in a pair of tightly-contested matches at the UMBC Tennis Complex this afternoon. The men triumphed over the defending America East champions, 4-3, while the women prevailed, 5-2.
The men are unbeaten (5-0-1) in six straight matches and improved to 10-4-1 overall, while the women won for the ninth time in 11 outings and moved to 9-4.
The Retriever men swept three doubles matches to capture that point and junior David Jackson won his No. 3 singles match over Ilan Shvartz, 6-4, 6-4. But the Seawolves won a pair of second-set tie breakers to even the match at two-all. UMBC freshman No. 4 seed Fredi Voorman continued his outstanding play with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Alex Markovich and reigning America East Player of the Week, junior No. 6 Fernando Ferreira wrapped up the win for UMBC with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Zach Smith.
The Retriever womenís squad dropped the doubles point, losing at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. But UMBC would drop only the No. 1 singles point, as they captured five of six singles matches. Two of the matches would be settled in three sets, as sophomore No. 4 Cornelia Carapcea rallied to defeat Claudia Sanua, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 and freshman No. 6 Barbara Couto prevailed over Victoria Vovsha, 3-6, 6-0, 7-5.