Cleary, Stange-Jonsson Post Victories, But Women's Tennis Falls at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, N.Y.- UMBC junior Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) continued her outstanding singles play and freshman Shannon Cleary (Little Bay, NSW, Australia)added a victory, but the Retriever women's tennis team fell at America East Conference rival Stony Brook, 5-2.
Stange-Jonsson, coming off a win at James Madison on Friday, outlasted Lisa Setyon, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 singles.
"Josefin continues to shine in singles and doubles as she has all season," said head coach Rob Hubbard.
Cleary produced an outstanding effort at the No. 6 slot, defeating Becky Shtilkind, 6-2, 6-4.
UMBC's singles victors formed UMBC's No. 2 doubles tandem, and were still in action, trailing, 6-3, when their match was halted. The hosts had captured the Nos. 1 and 3 matches to take the doubles point.
Retriever freshmen Julia Sauer (Aschaffenburg, Germany)and Madlena Kuracz (Zlotoryja, Poland) had spirited battles at the Nos. 3 and 5 slots respectively, but could not put additional points on the board for the visitors.
"The women were up against a tough Stony Brook team, but challenged them at most positions," said Hubbard. "Hopefully, we can continue to improve and raise our level of play by conference tournament time."
UMBC returns home on Sat., April 6 when they host the Richmond Spiders.