Women's Tennis Falls at No. 71 College of Charleston
Mount Pleasant, S.C.- The UMBC women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision at 71st-ranked College of Charleston at the CofC Tennis Center.
The Cougars improved to 9-7 on the season, while the Retrievers fell to 4-10.
UMBC battled the hosts tough in doubles play, especially at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions. C of C captured the No. 1 match, 8-2, but UMBC's No. 3 tandem of sophomore Isabel Aldnuate (Bowie, Md./Home School) and Madlena Kurasz (Zlotoryja, Poland) were engaged in a tight match, trailing only 5-4. But the Retrievers' No. 2 duo of junior Josefin Stange-Jonsson(Vasteras, Sweden) and freshman Shannon Cleary (Little Bay, NSW, Australia) dropped a tough 8-5 decision, netting the doubles point for the Cougars and the No. 3 match was halted.
The Retrievers could not make much headway in singles play. Charleston cruised to victories at the Nos. 1 and 2 slots and clinched the match when Irene Viana defeated Cleary, 6-4, 6-0 at the No .6 position.
Kurasz won a team-best seven games at the No. 5 position, but fell, 6-3, 6-4 to Olivia McMillian, while Stange-Jonsson was edged by Samantha Maddox, 7-5, 6-1 at the No. 4 hole.
UMBC completes its spring break matches at James Madison on March 23.