Blacksburg, Va.--The UMBC women's tennis team split a pair of matches this weekend, blanking Radford, 7-0, on Saturday, Feb. 19 before falling, 7-0, at Virginia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 20. Both matches took place at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.
The Retrievers are now 5-4 on the campaign.
Against the Highlanders, UMBC won all three doubles matches before sweeping the singles. Sophomore Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Sara Tegner at No. 4 singles as four Retrievers won in straight sets.
Freshman Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and freshman Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vateras, Sweden) rallied from first-set losses to capture their matches. Berghaus posted a 2-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over Radford's Mia Drobnjak at No. 2 singles, while Stange-Jonsson won a tight 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 decision against Emerald Lauzon at No. 6 singles.
Virginia Tech, which defeated No. 57 Maryland a day earlier, fought off some tough challenges from the Retrievers to prevail in the morning match. UMBC sophomore Julia Gregara-Cano (Badajoz, Spain) came the closest to winning a set, but dropped a 7-6, 6-1 decision to Tea Ivanovic at No. 3 singles.
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, Feb. 26 when they take on St. Joseph's in Philadelphia.