Womens' Tennis Captures Two Flights at Navy Blue-Gold Invitational
Annapolis, Md.- Senior Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and sophomore Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) both won their flights at the Navy Blue and Gold Women's Tennis Invitational on Oct. 15-16.
At the No.1 singles flight, Berghaus breezed in a pair of matches, defeating Darien Sears of Navy, 6-2, 6-2 and besting Kinsey Pate of James Madison, 6-2, 6-1. Stange-Jonsson triumphed in two singles matches at No. 6 singles, defeating Navy's Abby Shewalter, 6-4, 6-0 and going the distance to edge Ruxandra Andriescu of JMU, 6-4, 6-7 (10-5).
"JoJo had an excellent weekend as did Kim who was only able to prepare a couple days for this tournament coming off of a sprained ankle at Georgetown two weeks ago," head coach Rob Hubbard said.
Freshman Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md.) nearly captured her No. 3 flight, defeating Stefanie Ton of Navy, 6-3, 6-0, before falling to Megan Douglass of JMU, 6-3, 3-6 (10-5).
The No. 1 UMBC doubles duo of Berghaus and senior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) defeated Navy's Emani Decquir/Stefanie Ton, 8-3, and lost a narrow 9-8 decision to JMU's Kinsey Pate/Taylor Pinchoff, 9-8.
"All in all it was a decent weekend of competition for the women's team." Hubbard said. "We were playing without one of our top players, Shalini Sahoo, due to injury so we a had a number of players playing in higher flights but they accounted for themselves very well as we prepare for our championship season starting in January."