Towson,Md. – The UMBC women's tennis team captured two of three doubles matches and five of six singles contests and defeated cross-town rival Towson by a 6-1 count.
The Retrievers improved to 9-8 on the season, while Towson fell to14-7.
UMBC jumped out to a good start as the newly-formed No. 2 doubles squad of freshman Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and senior Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N;J.) blanked Ioana Aprodu/Ariel Burke, 8-0. The Retrievers won the doubles point as the No. 3 Swedish duo of sophomore Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) and freshman Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) won in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (8-6), over Towson's Beth Daub/Nisha Shah.
The Retrievers increased the lead to 3-0 as Berghaus and sophomore Julia Gregara-Cano (Badajoz, Spain) posted efficient singles victories. Berghaus, at the No. 1 slot, dispatched of Aandria Carr, 6-0, 6-1, while Gregara-Cano ousted Caitlin White, 6-1, 6-1.
Towson picked up a point at No. 5 singles, but Mannix clinched the match for the visitors with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Andrea Samlin at the No. 4 position.
No. 2 junior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) and No. 6 Stange-Jonsson also posted singles victories for UMBC.
The Retrievers complete the regular season at America East rival Stony Brook on April 23.