Email This Page
Tennis Squads Post Hard-Fought Wins Over Host Delaware
Newark, Del.óThe UMBC menís and womenís tennis teams came up with road wins at Delaware on Tuesday, as the men edged the Blue Hens, 4-3, while the women triumphed, 5-2, in chilly conditions.
The men won their second straight match and improved to 8-6 on the campaign. The Retrievers dropped the doubles point, but captured four of six singles matches to earn the victory. No. 5 seed, freshman Allen Tsang (Wellesley, Mass.) produced the most convincing win, defeating Courntney Scott, 6-2, 6-3. No. 1 seed senior Nick Savage-Pollock (Montreal, Que.) also won in straight sets, edging Austin Longacre, 7-5, 6-4, but UMBC pulled out the match with a pair of three-set wins.
No. 6 junior Logan Bricker won in the third set, 6-4, over Nick Piacente, but the toughest match belonged to No. 2 Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia) who edged Andre Vorobyov, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) in a third set tie-breaker.
Due to a pair of postponements, the women had not played since March 25 and evened their record at 4-4 on the season. UMBC won the doubles point and took four of the six singles matches. After senior Cornelia Carapcea (Constanta, Romania) and freshman Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md.) combined to win, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles, the pair also pulled out singles victories. Carapcea triumphed, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 over UDís Megan Doran, while Jackman posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jo Jo Gruber.
The men travel to Fairfax, Va. to take on George Mason on Wednesday, while the women host America East rival Binghamton on Thursday.