Women's Tennis Completes Three-Match Weekend Sweep With Saturday Wins Over Albany, Morgan
The UMBC women's tennis team completed a three-match sweep of holiday weekend matches when the Retrievers blanked both America East rival Albany and local foe Morgan State in a double-header on April 7.
The Retrievers improved to 13-7 on the spring with the three wins in a 24-hour span.
Against the Great Danes, UMBC dropped only four games in doubles and victories at the Nos. 3 and 2 slots secured the doubles point.
In singles, junior Kyri Hadji (West Sunshine, Australia) got the Retrievers off to a hot start when she shut out Francine White (6-0, 6-0) at the No. 6 position. Sophomore Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) earned point No. 3 for the Retrievers when she outlasted Aubrey Brooks, 6-2, 6-4 and graduate student Shalini Sahoo (New Dehli, India) clinched the match as she defeated Livia Gherman, 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 1 position.
In the afternoon, UMBC wrapped up the doubles point when senior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) combined with Hadji to defeat Jasmine Edwards and Tifffany Hughes, 8-1, at the No. 2 slot. UMBC's No. 3 tandem had won by default.
UMBC's Swedish duo of Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) and Stange-Jonsson registered points 3 and 4 for the hosts to clinch the match. After Morgan State defaulted at No. 6 singles, Danielsson only had to win one game before the Bears' Edwards retired in the No. 3 position. Stange-Jonsson then blanked Stephanie Henry, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 hole to capture the cross-town contest.
The Retrievers remain at home and will welcome Richmond to the courts on April 10.