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Weekend Tennis Round-Up: Women Extend Winning Streak to Six; Men Edge Bucknell and GW
The womenís tennis team blanked Bucknell, 7-0 to extend their winning streak to six matches (7-3), while the men defeated both Bucknell (4-3) and George Washington (5-2) and improved to 9-4 on the spring campaign.
The women pulled out a pair of tough doubles matches and were extended in three of the six singles matches to get the shutout of their hosts. At No. 1 doubles, junior Cornelia Carapcea and sophomore Alice Chen prevailed, 8-6, as did the No. 3 doubles team of junior Joy Adewumi and senior Gabi Furdyna. Freshmen Ana Mungo and Emily Mannix cruised at No. 2 doubles, 8-1.
In singles, No. 2 Chen (6-1, 6-0), No. 4 Adewumi (6-3, 6-3) and No. 5 Mannix (6-2, 6-0) won convincingly, but the Retrievers came away with gritty efforts in the other three wins. At No. 1, Mungo dropped her first set, 6-0 to Bucknellís Verela, but won sets two and three by 6-2 counts to prevail in three sets. Carapcea also dropped her first set at No. 3 singles, but recovered for a hard-earned 3-6, 6-3 (12-10) victory. At No. 6 singles, Barbara Couto defeated Rottkamp, 7-6 (2), 6-4.
On the menís side, UMBC pulled out singles matches 3-6 to nip the host Bison, 4-3 on Saturday. A day later, in chilly conditions at UMBC, the Retrievers swept the three doubles matches and again got help from the bottom half of the singles lineup. Senior No. 4 David Jackson defeated Erik Hannah, 6-3, 6-2, sophomore No. 5 Logan Bricker edged Elliott Daniels, 6-2, 6-4, and senior No. 6 Fernando Ferreira routed Maxx Wattenberg, 6-3, 6-1. In addition, No. 2 Nick Savage-Pollock garnered a 6-3, 6-3 win over Yan Levinski.
Both squads return to action on Wednesday as they host Howard in a dual match competition.