Edinburg, Texas- The UMBC women's tennis team bounced back from a 5-2 loss at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and defeated Texas-Pan American, 7-0, on Friday at Orville Cox Tennis Center.
The Retrievers (10-6) won two of three matches in Texas and reached the 10-win plateau for the 14th time in 16 seasons. The win snapped the Broncs' (2-8) six-match home winning streak.
UMBC swept through doubles with the No. 1 team of sophomore Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) and senior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) beating Malin Andersen and Suncica Strkic 8-0 and the No. 2 team of graduate student Shalini Sahoo (New Dehli, Indian) and sophomore Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) defeating Wanda Beguelin and Dana Nazarova 8-1 to clinch the point.
In singles, Beguelin played the most competitive match, falling 7-5, 6-3 to Jackman in the No. 3 position. Strkic had to retire down 3-0 to Retriever freshman Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md.) in the No. 4 spot.
The Retrievers took the other four matches in straight sets, including a 6-0, 6-0 victory by Stange-Jonsson at the No. 6 position and a 6-1,6-0 triumph by Sahoo at the No. 2 flight.
UMBC returns to Baltimore, but will have road matches at Georgetown (March 28) and Temple (March 31) next week.