Women's Tennis Blanks Hartford, Drops Decision to Temple

Emily Mannix won three of four matches over the weekend.
Emily Mannix won three of four matches over the weekend.

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.