Women's Tennis Blanks Hartford, Drops Decision to Temple
Baltimore—The UMBC women's team split a pair of home matches this weekend, blanking America East foe Hartford, 7-0, on Saturday, before dropping a 5-2 decision to Temple on Sunday.
The Retrievers did not drop a set in the victory over the Hawks. The Nos. 2 and 3 doubles duos of Julia Gregara-Cano (Badajoz, Spain)/Kyri Hadji (West Sunshine, Aust.) and Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden)/Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) each won their matches, 8-0.
In singles play, no Retriever lost more than one game and Danielsson, a sophomore and senior Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N.J.) each won, 6-0, 6-0 at Nos. 4 and 5 singles respectively.
Against the Owls, UMBC's No. 1 doubles team of Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany)/Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) triumphed, 8-4, but Temple took the Nos. 2 and 3 matches with identical 8-2 margins.
Mannix got UMBC on the board with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Lucie Pazderova at No. 5 singles. Gregara-Cano won a three-setter, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 over Yana Mavrina at No. 3 singles, but tough losses at No. 1 and 2 singles prevented a Retriever rally. Berghaus won a second-set tie-breaker to force her No. 1 match to a third set, but fell, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 to Theresa Stangl and Jackman lost two close sets, 6-4, 7-6 (6) to Elyse Steiner.
UMBC is now 7-5 on the campaign and travels to Lehigh on Thursday, March 17 before heading for Florida for a pair of matches over spring break.