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UMBC Tennis Squads Split Weekend Matches
Stony Brook, N.Y.—The UMBC tennis teams both shutout Hartford, 7-0, on March 18, but, despite some outstanding performances by UMBC’s top players, the host Stony Brook Seawolves edged the Retrievers, 5-2, in both men’s and women’s dual matches on March 19.
The men had little trouble with the Hawks, winning all six singles matches in straight sets and dropping just 10 games. But they saw their five-match winning streak halted and they fell to 11-7 on the campaign with the loss to the host Seawolves. Senior Nick Savage-Pollock (Montreal, Que.) won at No. 1 singles, taking out Ivan Rummel, 7-5, 6-1, and junior Fredi Voorman (Talinn, Estonia) continued his outstanding spring with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Halvar Dil at No. 2 singles.
The duo combined to defeat Rummel and Dil at No. 1 doubles by a convincing 8-2 score. They have won 12 striaght doubles matches, are 15-3 this spring and 40-15 as a doubles tandem.
Freshman Allen Tsang (Wellesley, Mass.) was on the short end of two matches which decided the match. He was edged, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1 at No. 5 singles by Bertrand Marcos and combined with junior Chris Meyer (New Market, Md./Urbana) to fall just short, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles.
On the women’s side, the Retrievers dropped 10 games to the Hawks in the entire match. Against Stony Brook, sophomore Ana Mungo (Summit, N.J.) soundly defeated 87th-ranked Katherine Hanson, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1 singles. Senior Joy Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz.) was responsible for UMBC’s other point, as she defeated, Salome Mkervalidze, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5 singles.
The men conclude the regular season at home vs. St. Joseph’s on April 21 and both teams prepare for this weekend’s America East Championships in New Haven, Conn.